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The Birthplace of “Dixie”

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
1. The Birthplace of “Dixie” Marker
Inscription. On this site from 1835 to 1924 stood the Citizens State Bank, originator of the “Dixie.” In its early days, the bank issued its own $10 bank note, with the French work “Dix” for “ten” printed on the note’s face. As the currency became widespread, people referred to its place of origin as “the land of the Dix,” which was eventually shortened to “Dixieland.” Through the song and legend, the word became synonymous with America’s Southland.
 
Location. 29° 57.229′ N, 90° 4.093′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Royal Street and Iberville Street on Royal Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 140 Royal Street, New Orleans LA 70130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Conway’s Court (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Branch Bank (about 500 feet away); Edgar Degas House (about 500 feet away); Original Old Absinthe Bar (about 600 feet away); Site of Kolly Townhouse (about 700 feet away); Bank of Louisiana
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By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
2. The Birthplace of “Dixie” Marker
(about 700 feet away); Edison Place (about 700 feet away); Rillieux – Waldhorn House (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, US
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, December 24, 2011
3. The Birthplace of “Dixie” Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 680 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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