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“Where else but the South...”

Boll Weevil Monument
Ranked #2 of 12 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.
Dawson, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Where else but the South...”
Reviewed 19 January 2014

A little smaller 'bug' than I had anticipated...nice monument, kinda hard to get a pic cause its in the middle of main st.

Visited January 2014
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Birmingham, AL
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141 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“It's tough to be a bug!”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Interesting monument. Nothing to see really. I wouldn't make a special trip, but since my husband's family lives in Enterprise we took the kids to see it. My daughter was able to answer a question in school that her teacher asked about where the monument was located. She was the only one in her class that knew about it, so that made it worth it.

Visited December 2013
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Abilene, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Point of View”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

I think this monument is a beautiful piece of history. It's a reminder of a horrible event in agriculture history that destroyed the mainstay crop, cotton, but led the way to the development of a bigger crop, peanuts. Why not a statue to a bug? It's original and part of the local heritage. It's in the middle of the intersection and maybe it is somewhat of a traffic hazard but we have a road in Texas with a grave smack dab in the middle.

Visited September 2013
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Placitas, New Mexico
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Why do people come here?”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

This monument is only about 15 feet tall and sits very unflatteringly in the middle of a 4-way intersection. It is more of a hazard to vehicle safety than anything else as drivers actually have to divert around it as they traverse through. The question at hand is, "is it worth the trip?' Well, I suppose that if you're already within a half mile, then you can drive up and give it the 'once-over' while you wait at the traffic light. Still, I occasionally see people doing the gai-jin, dorky tourist routine taking pictures of and with it. I hope they didn't go out of their way for this.

PS: If the good folks of Coffee County want to show some appreciation for their prosperity, they should seriously consider a statue of a soldier for, without neighboring Ft. Rucker, this place would look as dried up and hopeless as Geneva does, just a few miles down the highway.

Visited October 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Boll Weevil Monument”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Great piece of history! A monument dedicated to a BUG! When the Boll Weevil destroyed the cotton crops of the South, the area had to come up with another cash crop to support them. What did they come up with? PEANUTS! This new crop turned into a bigger money maker than the cotton and prosperity spread throughout the land. Happy ending and a monument to commemorate the event.

Visited November 2013
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