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Lulu Hurst

Lulu Hurst

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Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries, 1884.

Who was Lulu Hurst?

Lulu Hurst’s mysterious abilities and vaudeville acts brought her fame across the country. As the first “Georgia Wonder,” she could seemingly hold down umbrellas, chairs, and canes, and prevent groups of men from moving them. During the 1880s she traveled throughout the country delighting audiences and confounding skeptics who were suspicious of her tricks.

Continue reading about Lulu Hurst in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

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Primary sources related to this historical topic are available from the Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive, which has more than a million Georgia newspaper pages between 1786 and 1986.

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