JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In the town of Enterprise, Alabama, about 185 miles southeast of the plot at 611 25th Street where Carson Tinker’s house once stood in Tuscaloosa, there stands a monument to a boll weevil.As the story goes, an infestation of the tiny beetles took over the Enterprise area during World War I, crippling the town’s vital cotton industry. Knowing that cotton crops couldn’t survive so long as the boll weevils remained in the area, the town’s farmers, instead, turned to peanut farming to make ends meet.Over the next few years, Enterprise would become one of the leading producers of peanuts in the country, not only saving the local economy but elevating it to levels unseen to that point. So in 1919, the town erected the monument in a roundabout along Enterprise’s main drag depicting a woman holding a pedestal above her head with a boll weevil resting on top.Near the statue, a marker explains that, “in profound appreciation of the boll weevil and what it has done as the herald of prosperity, this monument was erected by the citizens of Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama.”And while the shrine to the boll weevil, to most who pass through Enterprise, represents little… Read full this story
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