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Thread #56586   Message #885696
Posted By: Ebbie
08-Feb-03 - 04:38 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Where is Dixie
Subject: RE: BS: Where is Dixie
From Google "mason dixon line":

"By the way, the most likely source of "Dixie" comes from the use of the French money "dix" which was used along the southern Mississippi. I always wondered, if a southerner was from Dixie (Dixon) would not a northerner be from Masey (Mason)?" enquote

In another thread the question was posed as to the origin of 'Dixie'. I didn't pursue the thread further and no longer remember which thread it was, so the question may well have been answered. Maybe more credibly than the above reference.