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Phase 2 underway at Elvis' birthplace

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TUPELO, Miss. (AP) -

Two new statutes of Elvis Presley are part of phase 2 of his Tupelo birthplace's $6.3 million expansion.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that the plans were unveiled Tuesday during the local celebration for the late rock 'n' roll icon on the day he would have turned 78.

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A bronze statue of 11-year-old Elvis sitting on a milk crate will be placed at the overlook behind the birthplace. Behind him will be a bronze statue of Elvis the entertainer in full regalia, including a cape, with his arms outstretched and head tilted toward the sky. That's the pose Elvis took when he closed his concerts.

Phase two also includes a nine-table picnic area that can seat more than 50 people and will include a fireplace and more parking.

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