It came at night, a howling wind, when gentle Spring had been expected. Gumtree pond Homes destroyed, bodies everywhere, devastated.
In the silent aftermath there , the sound of a baby crying.
Baby Elvis had survived when all around folks keened for those who died.
The Tupelo Tornado struck Tupelo Mississippi during the night of April 5-6, 1936. The prosperous neighborhood of Gumtree pond was devastated with 216 recorded deaths among the white population. Baby Elvis Presley was among the survivors and went on to make a bit of a name for himself.