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By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | May 13, 2019

On this date in 1956 Elvis Presley performed at the Minneapolis Auditorium for a crowd of 3,000.

This photograph from the St. Paul Dispatch-Pioneer Press shows him signing autographs during that visit.