Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson (HM1458)

Location: Vidalia, GA 30474 Toombs County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 14.071', W 82° 24.364'

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1932~1994
World's Strongest Man

Paul Anderson was born October 17, 1932 in Toccoa and attended Furman University where he began lifting weights. In 1955 he traveled as a goodwill ambassador from the United States to the Soviet Union and there his lifting surpassed many world records. Later that year he won the World Championships. He brought home the gold medal from the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. To date, he was the last American to win a gold medal in the super heavyweight division. On June 12, 1957, he lifted a total of 6,270 pound in a backlift, which was listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as the greatest weight lifted by a human being. Paul Anderson married Glenda Garland in 1959 and the Andersons established The Paul Anderson Youth Home in 1961. The Youth Home is a Christian rehabilitation facility for young people between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one who otherwise might be confined to penal institutions. Paul Anderson became a professional to raise funds through demonstrations and speaking engagements to support the Youth Home. Over 2,000 young men benefited from the home and the unselfish devotion of Georgia's beloved Paul Anderson before his death August 15, 1994.
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HM NumberHM1458
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number138-2
Year Placed1995
Placed ByGeorgia Historic Marker
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 10:55pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 367522 N 3567297
Decimal Degrees32.23451667, -82.40606667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 14.071', W 82° 24.364'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 14' 4.26" N, 82° 24' 21.84" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1603-1605 McIntosh St, Vidalia GA 30474, US
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