Elvis's Graceland a Historic Landmark

Published: 2006-03-29
The US Department of Interior made official what Rock N' Roll fans have always known, that Graceland is a national historic landmark.

The former home of the King of Rock N' Roll, Elvis Presley, located in Memphis Tennessee, was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. Along with living there, the Presley is also buried in the home that he purchased in the fifties. The site now draws 600,000 people there every year to pay homage.

After his tragic death in 1977 his former home was made into a museum housing artifacts, gold records, and other Elvis paraphernalia.

Elvis' only child Lisa Marie was on hand for the historic ceremony, according to E!Online. "This landmark designation comes purely due to the fact that the legendary Elvis Presley called Graceland home," Lisa Marie said. "It's a significant statement about how much my father has meant to the world and it only makes me prouder of him."

Writer: Michelle Garcia

    Photo:Las Vegas Review

 

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