Alabama – The Heart of Dixie

June 18, 2000

Alabama often is referred to as the Heart of Dixie, but the name originally had nothing to do with Alabama. Before the Civil War, the Citizens Bank of Louisiana printed $10 notes with the French word dix (meaning ten), and the South was soon known as Dixieland. Alabama, home of the original Confederate capital, became known as the Heart of Dixie.


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