The story goes ... About 80 years ago, or so, a circus train wrecked along the tracks in Duluth. All the animals got loose. The monkeys ran all the way to the area near the Summerour House on Old Alabama Road. There they got up in the trees. The farmers may never have seen monkeys before, so the farmers shot and killed every one of them.
Several years ago an artist brought the concrete monkeys that are on Autrey Mill's trail. He said he wanted people to wonder why they were there. They are there to remind people that just because you don't know what something is, that's no reason to destory it.