Cowboy Bob's Dictionary


Dixie 10 dollar bill

A 10 dollar bank note issued privately by Banque Des Citoyens De La Louisiane -- a French bank in Louisiana prior to the Civil War. The bill was called a "dixie" because the French word for ten -- "dix." -- is printed on the bill. Eventually, the southern U.S. became known as "the land of Dixie."

Photo courtesy Louisiana State Museum.