December 11, 1919 • Part 1

The original dedication of the Boll Weevil Monument was conducted with great fanfare. It was a project conceived of and carried to fruition by Bon Fleming, an Enterprise businessman. The monument was revealed to be a graceful female form on a pedestal, whose arms held a water fountain above her head. An elaborate celebration followed the dedication, featuring a Peanut Queen and a Cotton King, that was attended by approximately 5,000 people, including groups from out-of-state.