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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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"Our Bug"

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 November 2015
David H
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Enterprise, United States
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Enterprise, United States
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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Enterprise, Alabama
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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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Sheffield, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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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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 14 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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Enterprise, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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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Mansfield, TX
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

We expected to see a giant boll weevil. Instead what we saw was fountain in the middle of an intersection with a little statue on top.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

In 1915, the Mexican Boll Weevil wrecked havoc on the cotton crop in Coffee County (Enterprise). Close to 60% of the cotton production was destroyed and, to avoid bankruptcy, farmers turned to peanuts and other crops to overcome the damage brought on by the boll weevil. By 1917, Coffee County produced and harvested more peanuts than any other county in... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

I must say this is a first for me... A monument to a bug that had the power to destroy your families crops. We all must admire the fortitude, courage and humor put forth by the farmers long since gone by. We know these people worked very hard at that point in time to make a bear minimal wage for... More 

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