Shake Rag Community

Shake Rag Community (HMJR3)

Location: Tupelo, MS 38804 Lee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 15.444', W 88° 41.986'

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From 1943~47, Elvis' father, Vernon, worked for L.P. McCarty & Son's local wholesale grocery company making deliveries to various parts of the City. Shake Rag, a historically black community, was one of his delivery areas.
It was here that Elvis was influenced by the sanctified gospel and blues music he heard which contributed greatly to the style he made famous.
HM NumberHMJR3
Year Placed2003
Placed ByTupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 343496 N 3792003
Decimal Degrees34.25740000, -88.69976667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 15.444', W 88° 41.986'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 15' 26.64" N, 88° 41' 59.16" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)662
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 296-314 E Main St, Tupelo MS 38804, US
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