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Thread #54140   Message #837149
Posted By: GUEST,Frankham
29-Nov-02 - 10:25 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Dixie
Subject: RE: Origins: Dixie
Hi All,

I ran across some information that might be true or not. In an old songbook I saw reference to a Dick's Farm, a working plantation on Long Island, New York whereby the help was paid to reproduce a plantation in the south. Dick's Land became Dixie's Land or Dicksey's Land. Wish Emmett were around to confirm or reject this theory.

The Mason-Dixon theory or the French "dix" theory seemed weak to me also. Anybody ever heard of Dick's Farm or Dix's Farm?