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Dedicating EP Blvd

Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:40 pm

Are there any pictures or newsreel footage from the day they changed US 51 to EP Blvd??
When was that change made??

Thanks
Jon

Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:16 am

Anyone?? Bueller??

BUMP

Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:27 am

JonRomanovich wrote:Anyone?? Bueller??

BUMP


:lol: Love that film.

It was renamed Elvis Presley Boulevard in June 1971.

Sat Dec 24, 2005 6:50 pm

Was Elvis present for the renaming?? Where was the "ceremony?"

Thanks

Sat Dec 24, 2005 8:21 pm

TJ wrote:
It was renamed Elvis Presley Boulevard in June 1971.


What's your source for that info TJ :?:

I've always read that US Highway 51 was renamed Elvis Presley BLVD in January 1972 :!: :?:

Sat Dec 24, 2005 9:30 pm

i have a feeling it was renamed in 71 but actully newly signed in 72, but i dunno exact dates coz I drunk too much hic.

Sun Dec 25, 2005 12:10 am

minkahed wrote:
TJ wrote:
It was renamed Elvis Presley Boulevard in June 1971.


What's your source for that info TJ :?:

I've always read that US Highway 51 was renamed Elvis Presley BLVD in January 1972 :!: :?:


To be honest, I can't remember the source. It's something I read a while back and the date stuck in my head. As Steve surmised, the decision was made to change the name in June 1971 and the actual signs were changed the following January.

EDIT - OK, just checked on the official site and it confirms the June 1971 date:
http://www.elvis.com/elvisology/bio/elv ... 1977_2.asp

Sun Dec 25, 2005 1:55 am

TJ wrote:
To be honest, I can't remember the source. It's something I read a while back and the date stuck in my head. As Steve surmised, the decision was made to change the name in June 1971 and the actual signs were changed the following January.

EDIT - OK, just checked on the official site and it confirms the June 1971 date:
http://www.elvis.com/elvisology/bio/elv ... 1977_2.asp



This is correct. I read that Elvis actually got a little embarrassed about having something named after him, though.

Sun Dec 25, 2005 8:20 am

dang, I looked on the official site and couldn't find anything..Thanks for the help.. I wonder if there are pics from this event???

Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:50 am

If I recall correctly, there was an "Elvis Presley Day" in Tupelo on the same day the highway was renamed in June, 1971.

Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:54 am

Tony Trout wrote:I read that Elvis actually got a little embarrassed about having something named after him, though.


You are correct. EP also made the statement ------------> "I'm not that sign out there." (paraphrased).

Just another reason, IMO, to admire The Man.



N8
... just a fan ....

Tue Dec 27, 2005 4:01 am

N880EP wrote:
You are correct. EP also made the statement ------------> "I'm not that sign out there." (paraphrased).

Just another reason, IMO, to admire The Man.



I agree.