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“Great monument, bad location in the middle of the intersection.”

Boll Weevil Monument
Ranked #3 of 13 things to do in Enterprise
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Owner description: Statue erected in 1919 in honor of the boll weevil, which bought both destruction and renewal to local farmers.
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Great little monument, Im not sure why it's more important to credit a bug instead of George Washington Carver "The Farmer's Best Friend" who is the real reason for the recovery of the crop. Maybe it's a southern thing? Anyway, it's a nice monument but, be careful getting to it as sometimes the traffic can be like one found in a busier city.

Thank 1LuckyDaddy
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

There is a statue of a woman holding a big insect standing in the middle of Main Street. A small plaque nearby says the statue was erected to express appreciation for the boweevil. This is (supposedly) the only monument built in honor of an agricultural pest. Unfortunately, the sign does not explain why the critter is honored. It's just a drive-by attraction. Don't go out of your way yo see it.

Thank Melodycthomas
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We were here last yr, 2016. Got a tour of the town & its history from husband's former youth group member & girlfriend (40 yrs ago..I got the prize 37 yrs ago). I got my picture taken w the boll weevil w traffic whizzing by..fun times.

Thank flowersarethebomb
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

Strange piece of architecture commemorating an odd piece of local history. The Boll Weevil Monument seems also to mark the middle of Enterprise Main Street, a pleasant place to visit all on its own. Certainly worth a look. Looked very festive when I was there.

Thank DecoDoppler
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is something really neat to check out. You can't go wrong. It's also just neat to see. Stop & learn about Enterprise's history.

Thank Luke D
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