The Elvis Connection

“Well, it’s one for the money, two for the show.”

Elvis never sang here. Elvis never slept here. Elvis never ate here. Nope, never had an Elvis sighting either (just Lyle, our resident ghost.) But we really do have an honest-to-goodness Elvis Presley connection.

Groveland Hotel owner and innkeeper, Peggy (Simmons) Mosley, attended Humes High School with Elvis Aaron Presley. They were good friends and shy teenagers who enjoyed spending time together by playing football and corkball and teasing one another. For the record Peggy says, “Elvis was a really cute and shy guy who was always strumming that guitar. None of us had any idea back then that he would become The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”

Be sure to stop in for a better look at the picture below or even a tale or two from Peggy herself.

If you’d like to hear a story or two about The King, or if you’ve got your own Elvis experience you would like to share, email us at elvis@groveland.com .