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Thread #54140   Message #1044701
Posted By: GUEST,AR282
30-Oct-03 - 01:47 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Dixie
Subject: RE: Origins: Dixie
Maybe "dixie" was taken from George Washington Dixon, another blackface minstrel who invented the character called "Zip Coon." From what I gather, Zip Coon's theme song was what we now recognize as "Turkey in the Straw."

I should caution you, any real connection between Dixon and Dixie is just a shot in the dark on my part.