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Address: Downtown Square, Enterprise, AL
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Statue erected in 1919 in honor of the boll weevil, which bought both...

Statue erected in 1919 in honor of the boll weevil, which bought both destruction and renewal to local farmers.

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Interesting piece of history!!

The Boll Weevil was smaller than I expected, but significantly larger than live ones Fun piece to see!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 December 2015
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Coconut Creek, Florida
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Coconut Creek, Florida
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481 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

The Boll Weevil was smaller than I expected, but significantly larger than live ones Fun piece to see!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

In 1919, the citizens of Enterprise, Alabama, erected a monument to show their appreciation to the boll weevil, Most everyone knows that the boll weevil is actually a pest that can destroy acres of cotton plants once infested. But, this monument acknowledges that the infestation that wiped out cotton around Enterprise was acually a blessing. Without cotton, local agriculture had... More 

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Thank Lawrence M
Cedartown, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

This is a really cool small statue with a great story behind it! It basically praises the boil weevil for destroying the cotton crop and turning enterprise into the peanut capital it is!

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Thank Hmcwhorter
Enterprise, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Historic and a must see if you are passing through or visiting Enterprise. If you move here, come to school, TDY, come down town and see the Boll Weevil! Simply Put A cool tribute for our town!

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Thank David H
Enterprise, Alabama
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Thanks to the boll weevil and Dr. Carver we have peanut butter! If you are passing thru Enterprise drive down main street, you can't miss it. The boll weevil ate the cotton crops over and over, this was before Monsanto.You had to pick the ugly critters off your cotton one at a time. It must have been a breeze to... More 

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Thank glorib106
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85 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

Just moved here and took a walk through Enterprises beautiful downtown area. We stopped and checked out the Boll Weevil monument as well as read about the history of it. Strange but fun. There are many other things to do there. I'll go back.

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Thank Flightmed29
Sheffield, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Historic monument (only known monument erected to glorify a pest (boll weevil). The farm community changed their choice of crop (cotton) to diversified crops (peanuts, corn, soybeans, etc.

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Thank Ronald D
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Just Plain interesting. Not a destination, but something worth checking off the list if you are passing through Enterprise. Good eats in town as well.

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ENTERPRISE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

The mix of a classical Italian lady holding a larger than life boll weevil will undoubtedly puzzle and disappoint some visitors, but the tribute can speak volumes to those who take the time to get the full story. When life delivers boll weevils to your cotton crops, face that adversity and turn it into profitable peanuts! Since moving to Enterprise... More 

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Thank BRENDA S
Enterprise, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Nice, simple monument to a long ago forgotten time. Easy to simply observe and appreciate its physical aesthetic, but there's something deeper to it.It's a reminder of change from a crop and a mindset that carried over from the time of slavery. It's symbolic of a changing America, and of a time when WWI was a very, very fresh memory... More 

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