Boll Weevil Monument

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The Boll Weevil Monument in Enterprise, Alabama was erected in 1919 and commemorates the economic shift caused by the boll weevil pest's devastation of the cotton industry. The monument symbolizes the town's resilience and adaptability as farmers transitioned from cotton to peanuts, leading to the growth of the peanut industry. The monument's inscription acknowledges the boll weevil's unintended role in heralding prosperity, making it a unique and historically significant landmark in Enterprise and a reminder of the town's ability to overcome challenges and embrace change.

(Submitted by Tim Runyon)

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