Vidalia in Toombs County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
World's Strongest Man
Erected 1995 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 138-2.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 14.071′ N, 82° 24.364′ W. Marker is in Vidalia, Georgia, in Toombs County. Marker is on McIntosh Street (State Highway 297) near Tommie Drive, on the right when traveling north. At Boy's Home north of Vidalia. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1603 McIntosh Street, Vidalia GA 30474, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home of the Vidalia Sweet Onion (approx. 3.3 miles away); Toombs County (approx. 5.1 miles away); Montgomery County Confederate Monument (approx. 11.8 miles away); Montgomery County Veterans Memorial (approx. 11.8 miles away); Montgomery County (approx. 11.8 miles away); Treutlen County (approx. 14.7 miles away).
Regarding Paul Anderson. Paul Anderson was known as the "World's Strongest Man." He is listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as well as Famous First Facts for lifting an incredible 6,270 pounds, the greatest weight ever raised by a human being. He is the last American to win the Olympic Gold medal in the Super Heavyweight division.
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1. Paul Anderson , Wikipedia entry. Russian heavyweight Yury Vlasov beat Paul Anderson's records set at the 1956 Olympics. A short time later, not to be outdone by the Russian and to verify his position as World's Strongest Man, Anderson lifted the same weight as the Russian three times in quick succession demonstrating unbelievable strength. (Submitted on April 22, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Paul Anderson Youth Home, Inc. he relinquished his amateur status so that he and his wife Glenda could establish the Paul Anderson Youth Home in Vidalia, Georgia. (Submitted on April 22, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. New Georgia Encyclopedia, Paul Anderson. The Russians called him chudo prirody, "a wonder of nature," and Anderson quickly became a cold war symbol of America's massive strength and superiority. (Submitted on April 23, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,210 times since then and 54 times this year. Last updated on September 3, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 22, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 5. submitted on April 23, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 6. submitted on April 22, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.