The boll weevil arrives in Texas (37 words)

Historical Context Note


The boll weevil, a highly destructive beetle which feeds on cotton buds and flowers, crossed from Mexico to Texas in 1892. It spread rapidly across the cotton producing states, devastating the cotton industry in the early 20th century.

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