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Thread #56586   Message #885687
Posted By: katlaughing
08-Feb-03 - 04:20 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Where is Dixie
Subject: RE: BS: Where is Dixie
There is what seems to be a pretty good explanation of how it came to be, Bill, at this site. I am sure some of our Southerners will come in and give us more info. Great questions!

BTW, an aside: I just received a typewritten book, by my great-uncle, about Leadville, CO! He was a dean of engineering at three universities at various times, so it is written in a somewhat scholarly way, but not dry. Very informative and he quotes from diaries of well-known earlier miners, etc. plus lots of details about the lawlessness, saloons, etc. It is not for publication, just fmaily use, BUT if you are interested give me a holler, okay, you're practically adopted anyway.*bg*