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Alabama Bronze Map

A Guide to the Images of the Bronze Map on the Lawn of the Alabama Department of Archives and History

 

image from Bronze Map: 'Boll Weevil Monument'

 

14. Boll Weevil Monument
Enterprise, Coffee County

 

The Boll Weevil is a beetle that destroys cotton buds and bolls. After it entered Alabama in 1910, it devastated the cotton crop, and farmers in the Wiregrass turned to peanut farming, which actually proved more profitable. The citizens of Enterprise dedicated the Boll Weevil Monument in 1919 in mock appreciation of the Boll Weevil which compelled farmers to diversity their crops.