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Thread #56586   Message #885692
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
08-Feb-03 - 04:34 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Where is Dixie
Subject: RE: BS: Where is Dixie
No, the Mason-Dixon (or Mason and Dixon) line is not a railroad. It is a generally east-west survey line established by Messrs. Mason and Dixon in the early days of the republic. I don't recall the exact purpose or meaning of the line, but everything below (south of) the Mason-Dixon line is "the South", or Dixie.

Dave Oestgerreich