|Boll Weevil Monument|
Boll weevils first crossed into the United States from Mexico towards the end of the 19th Century and wrought havoc in farming communities. But, with a view to staying its destruction, farmers learned to diversify their crops. Some changed to growing peanuts. They also started employing the more efficient practice of crop rotation. In a way, therefore, the destructive little insect improved farming and the profits it yielded. This led to the erection of the monument in 1919.