Will Holiday in Dixie Have to Change its Name?
Lawmakers in Mississippi have voted to take the Confederate Flag symbol off of the state flag. Mississippi was the only state to feature the Confederate insignia. That bill is now headed to Governor Tate Reeves who says he will sign it.
The measure sets up a commission to develop a new flag design. Mississippi voters would make the final decision on the new design in November.
We know the Dixie Chicks are now just the Chicks and Lady Antebellum is now just Lady A. No more Dixie Beer. Gail Benson says her team will be working on new branding for the Louisiana brew. Dolly Parton has changed the name of her Dixie Stampede dinner show. It will now be Dolly Parton's Stampede.
What other names will likely be changed?
There is already some talk about changing the name of the Webster Parish town of Dixie Inn. Caddo Parish also has a town named Dixie. Will that town's name now be changed. Phil and Si Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame lived in Dixie back in the 50's and 60's.
What about one of the oldest festivals in the state, Holiday in Dixie? Will that name be changed. I haven't heard any talk of that yet, but I am sure there's already discussion
Will Dixie League Baseball be on the way out too? I am sure there will be pressure to change that name as well.
What about Dixie Blanchard Highway? Will that have to go?
What does "Dixie" even refer to? It's a reference to money used in New Orleans. It was a 10 dollar note.