Mother Nature ‘spotlights’ Boll Weevil Monument

The rainbow over the monument.

Downtown Enterprise’s famous Boll Weevil Monument received a little free publicity Saturday evening thanks to Mother Nature. The monument was “spotlighted” at the end of a rainbow following Saturday’s drizzly weather, which photographer Sarah Bumgardner said made it seem like “a treasure at the end of the rainbow.” As the boll weevil was greatly influential in Enterprise agriculture’s shift from cotton to peanuts more than a century ago, the estimation rings true -- and, with the Boll Weevil Monument celebrating its 100th birthday this year, the rainbow adds a little color to a very deserving symbol of progress and perseverance.

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