Enterprise

Enterprise, city (1990 pop. 20,123), Coffee co., SE Ala. inc. 1896. It is a peanut-shipping center with many peanut-processing establishments. There are also lumber and textile mills and plants that make concrete. The region's diversified farming began after the boll weevil destroyed (1910–15) the cotton in gratitude for the resulting prosperity, the city erected (1919) a monument to the boll weevil.

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