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Tupelo Essential Info

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Tupelo is a city in Northeast Mississippi that is known best for being the birthplace of Elvis Presley.

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  1. The very last man Babe Ruth ever hit a homer off, was Guy Bush from Tupelo.
  2. The king of rock and roll, Elvis Presely, was born in Tupelo.
  3. The last known bank robbery by Machine Gun Kelly, a Prohibition-era gangster, took place on November 30, 1932 at the Citizen’s State Bank in Tupelo.
  4. In 2013, Gale Stauffer of the Tupelo Police Department died in a shootout following a bank robbery, possibly the first officer killed in the line of duty in the Department's history.
  5. The Tupelo Automobile Museum is one of the largest of this type in North America.

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