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New Orleans, Louisiana: Birthplace of Dixie

The nickname of the South had its start in a bank in the French Quarter. A plaque marks the spot.

Royal St., New Orleans, LA
In the French Quarter, on the corner of Royal and Iberville Sts, bolted next to the entrance door of what is now a Walgreens.
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Birthplace of Dixie.

Birthplace of Dixie

A plaque is bolted to the outside wall of the former bank that issued the $10 note called a "dix," from the French work for "ten." The "land of the dix" became known as Dixieland, which over time became the term for the South in general.

[Mark Sindelar, 03/20/2016]

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