'Birthplace of Dixie' Plaque in New Orleans, Louisiana

A small, inconspicuous plaque outside of what is now a Walgreens claims that the phrase "Dixie" originated on this spot, back when Citizens State Bank stood at this location.

According to this theory, the bank issued its own $10 notes, which had the word "Dix" (French for "ten") printed on one side. Southerners took to calling these paper notes “Dixies” and the French-speaking parts of LouisianaDixieland.”

But though this plaque sure seems official, it isn’t the only competing...

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