Boll Weevil Monument

Everything you even wanted to know about the Boll Weevil Monument, erected in 1919 in Enterprise, Alabama!  I have always loved the story of the Boll Weevil Monument.  It is a prime example of how a seeming disaster, the boll weevil infestation of cotton, led to crop diversity throughout the South and an increase in general prosperity.  It is a very American impulse to seize a new successful path in the teeth of adversity, and that is what the Boll Weevil Monument celebrates.

Published in: on May 13, 2011 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on Boll Weevil Monument