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Jumpsuit Junkie
02-26-2005, 10:18 AM
The Graceland estate was named after Grace Toof, a wealthy lady whose family owned the property for almost one hundred years. Grace's niece, Ruth, inherited the land in 1940 and promptly built herself a grand colonial mansion, replete with Greek columns and antique heirlooms. Gone with the Wind had come out the year before.

In 1957, Elvis was in Hollywood shooting a movie while his parents, Vernon and Gladys, and his uncle Vester were scouting out potential properties for the star. They called him immediately after viewing Graceland. On the 17th of March, Elvis bought the place for one hundred thousand dollars. He was twenty-two years old.

Came accross this information on the internet hope it is useful (y)

Matt

Elvisgirl
02-26-2005, 11:49 AM
cool :clap: very interesting
thanks!! (y)

MysteryTrain
02-26-2005, 10:14 PM
Thanks for the info J.J.

0349054
03-11-2005, 12:48 PM
Dont forget that Gladys used to keep chickens at Graceland also!

Wendy56
08-25-2005, 12:01 AM
Sure, interesting info J.J. :cool:

FireEyes
08-25-2005, 03:14 PM
I think that's so awesome how Elvis bought Graceland for $100,000!!! If I could buy a mansion for that much, well by ****, I wouldn't still be living with my parents!!

Yeah Elvis!! Shweeeet deal, bro!! :clap:

Jungleroom76
08-25-2005, 05:47 PM
THANKS A MILLION FOR THE INFORMATION MATT!!!

It's always nice to learn another Elvis fact!!!

TCB!
Mike