CIRCLE G RANCH
ELVIS SPOTTED THE RANCH WHILE DRIVING ALONG HORN LAKE ROAD. HE NOTICED THE FIFTY FOOT WHITE CROSS. HE NAMED IT CIRCLE G , G FOR GRACELAND. THE RANCH WAS CALLED " TWINKLE DOWN FARM" . ELVIS HAD TO later change IT TO "CIRCLE FLYING G " BECAUSE THERE WAS A TRADE MARK REGISTERED RANCH. HE PAID $ 3000.000 . HE PURCHASED IT FROM AIRPLANE SALESMAN JACK ADAMS.
ELVIS PURCHASED IT IN 1967 . IT HAS 163 ACRE'S . ELVIS HAD EIGHT NEW TRAILERS MOVED IN FOR HIS ENTOURAGE. ELVIS SAND PRISCILLA STAYED IN A THREE BEDROOM TRAILER INSTEAD OF THE BRICK BUILDING. ELVIS ALSO PURCHASED 25 RANCHERO TRUCKS TO BE USED ON THE RANCH FOR $ 1000.000. HE ALSO HAD 18 HEAD OF CATTLE. THEY WERE LOOKED AFTER
BY ALAN FORTES AND EARL PRITCHETT. ELVIS ALSO STOCKED THE LAKE WITH FISH AND ERECTED A TEN FOOT FENCE TO PROTECT HIS PRIVACY.
THE SMALL BUILDING IS KNOWN AS THE HONEY MOON COTTAGE. ELVIS AND PRIS GOT BACK FROM THERE WEDDING .THEY HEARD THAT ONE OF THE HORSES WAS READY TO GIVE BIRTH. SO THEY STAYED TO WITNESS THE BIRTH. THEY STAYED HERE .
THE FAMOUS BAR B Q PITIS A GIFT TO ELVIS FROM THE BOYS. THEY POOLED THERE MONEY TOGETHER TO HAVE IT BUILT FOR ELVIS. THEY HAD MANY A PARTY AROUND IT. ELVIS LOVED IT
THE CROSS WAS PUT HERE BY A PREVIOUS OWNER. HIS CHILD HAD DROWNED IN THE POND. THIE CROSS WAS A MEMORIAL TO THAT CHILD. ELVIS NEVER REMOVED IT.
ELVIS HAD A BEAUTIFUL BRIDGE BUILT ACROSS THE POND.
ELVIS SOLD THE CIRCLE G IN 1970 FOR $ 440.100 TO LOU MC CLELLEN. BUT SUDDENLY THE DEAL FELL THRU. SO ELVIS RESOLD THE RANCH TO BOYLE INVESTMENT COMPANY . SOON AFTER ELVIS'S DEATH THE OWNER STARTED CHARGING ELVIS FAN'S TWO DOLLARS EACH TO TOUR THE RANCH . HE MOVED HIS FAMILY MEMBERS WHO WERE LIVING ON THE CIRCLE G TO THE GROUNDS OF GRACELAND.
THE CIRCLE G HAS RECENTLY BEEN PURCHASED. IT WILL BE OPENED SOON TO THE PUBLIC.
update . the sale of the property fell thru. two payments were missed. the property had a flower shop in it in 2006 to 2007. the flower shop has closed up.
DID YOU KNOW?
An "eternal flame" stoked in memory of Elvis was extinguished in 1981 after businessmen who vowed to keep the fire burning "until the end of time" changed their minds.
The flame flickered for three years at Presley’s super-secret Circle G Ranch just south of Graceland, his better-known mansion in Memphis. Elvis had purchased the Circle G as a hideaway for himself and his "Memphis Mafia" entourage.
And in classic Presley fashion, he spent a fortune on the place, including a mind-boggling $1 million on, among other things, new mobile homes and pickup trucks for all his pals to use while visiting.
After Presley died, investors bought the ranch and installed the eternal flame. It burned brightly until bean counters concluded fans weren't interested in visiting the Circle G with Graceland and its treasure-trove of Elvis memorabilia located just a few miles up the road.
PHOTOS OF THE CIRCLE G ELVISWEEK 2007 . BY KEITH NEWMAN AND JEAN ROBINSON OF www.ultimate-elvis.net . THE WEEDS ARE SO HIGH YOU COULD NOT SEE THE FIREPLACE IF ITS EVEN STILL THERE.
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