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Boll Weevil History

The World Famous Boll Weevil Monument

Boll Weevil Honored

On December 11, 1919, the citizens of Enterprise, Alabama erected a monument to the boll weevil, the pest that devastated their fields but forced residents to end their dependence on cotton and to pursue mixed farming and manufacturing. A beetle measuring an average length of six millimeters, the insect entered the United States via Mexico in the 1890s and reached southeastern Alabama in 1915. It remains the most destructive cotton pest in North America.

About Dougal Campbell

Dougal is a web developer, and a "Developer Emeritus" for the WordPress platform. When he's not coding PHP, Perl, CSS, JavaScript, or whatnot, he spends time with his wife, three children, a dog, and a cat in their Atlanta area home.
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4 Responses to Boll Weevil History

  1. Jo says:

    Yoo-hoo to the Boll Weevil monument. I still liked the dog better though (on page 6 of the picture gallery)
    😉

  2. mee says:

    :razz:ROCK ON THE THE BOLL WEEVIL MONUMENT. I DIDNT KNOW BOUT BOLL WEEVILS UNTIL I HAD TO DO A SLIDE SHOW IN CLASS BUT NOW THAT I DO.. AND I SAW IT.. ROCK ON!:mrgreen:

  3. Anonymous says:

    I would like to see a picture of the boll weevil a large one if possible

  4. Rocky says:

    I would like to see a large picture of boll weevil

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