Enterprise, AL Boll Weevil Statue T-Shirt by Hometown Heritage
Boll Weevil Statue In Enterprise, AL T-Shirt
In 1919, a local merchant in Enterprise, Alabama, commissioned a large marble statue of a woman holding a fountain. In 1949, the fountain was replaced with a 50-pound boll weevil, an insect that has cost the cotton industry over $23 billion in losses since it first came over from Mexico in 1892. So why does the town of Enterprise celebrate the pest, especially being it destroyed the town’s cotton industry in 1915? Because, thanks to the boll weevil, farmers switched over from producing cotton to peanuts! By 1917, local farmers earned more than $5 million thanks to their peanut production. They also soon discovered they could produce other crops, including, sugar cane, tobacco, potatoes and sorghum. This diversification of crops wouldn’t have happened without the boll weevil, and many farmers would have found themselves in the poor house instead of earning hundreds of thousands of dollars. As a gesture of thanks to the boll weevil (and to show the townsmen’s fortitude in trying times) the Boll Weevil Monument, dedicated on December 11, 1919, was erected and still stands today
Now, you too can show your appreciating to the boll weevil with this 100% ring spun cotton t-shirt (trust when we say the irony isn’t lost on us) that features a hand-drawn image of the Boll Weevil Monument. Manufactured by Comfort Colors, the shirt is pre-shrunk and soft-washed to ensure you get the best fit possible, and the double-needle stitched sleeves and bottom hem guarantee your new shirt will hold up for a long time.
Pair it with jeans to explore the town of Enterprise (or any other place this year may take you) or go casual with a pair of shorts and explore the fields (just not cotton fields, for obvious reasons). Wherever and however you wear it, this shirt is sure to be a new staple in your wardrobe, and you can advertise your boll weevil pride no matter where you are in the world.
- Hand Drawn and Printed on Comfort Colors T-Shirt in the USA
- Featuring the iconic Boll Weevil Statue in Enterprise, Alabama
- 100% ringspun cotton from Comfort Colors
- Preshrunk, soft-washed, garment-dyed fabric
- Double-needle stitched sleeves and bottom hem
- Twill taped shoulder-to-shoulder
- Left Chest Pocket
- Short Sleeve T-Shirt
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