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Elvis played Montgomery Alabama
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member OHail
N 32° 24.142 W 086° 16.230
16S E 568603 N 3585270
Quick Description: Elvis played at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery Alabama at least twice. Dates were December 3, 1955 and March 6, 1974.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 1/19/2012 7:17:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMDJ5G
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 6

Long Description:
Garrett Coliseum is supported by 22 enormous steel-reinforced A-frames which hold up the concrete slab roof that is up to five inches thick.

The Coliseum was, for many years, the largest enclosed arena in the United States and visitors from around the country would come to Montgomery just to look at it.

This site (visit link) provided the date for the 1955 concert.

Per (visit link)
Wanda McClusky wrote, in part, in the Montgomery Independent about the March 6, 1974 show, "Governor George C. Wallace may have felt a tinge of jealousy when several thousand shrieking women paid homage to their idol, Elvis Presley. Wallace took his wife Cornelia to see Presley's sell-out concert in Garrett Coliseum and would have gone unnoticed if he had not entered during intermission."
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