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Old 01-11-2018, 01:23 PM   #16
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Sevier County was pro-Union during the Civil War.
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Old 01-11-2018, 01:33 PM   #17
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Sevier County was pro-Union during the Civil War.
Most of East Tennessee was, but a lot of those folks are dead now.
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Old 01-11-2018, 01:39 PM   #18
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Considering the target audience I can't imagine this will be popular.
Itís mostly Yankees on vacation. Itís not like locals pour in to see the show.
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Old 01-11-2018, 01:39 PM   #19
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Most of East Tennessee was, but a lot of those folks are dead now.
Except you.
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Old 01-11-2018, 01:41 PM   #20
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Old 01-11-2018, 01:49 PM   #21
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They've decided to remove the "Dixie" from the Dixie Stampede's name to (I'm paraphrasing) to make the show about all of America and sell more tickets.

The vast majority of tourists in the area are Southern so I sincerely doubt they're going to sell many more tickets making this move. Although they say it has nothing to do with this, it seems to be a politically motivated.


wbir.com | 10Listens: Strong reactions to Dixie and Dolly Parton's Stampede

wbir.com | 'Dixie' dropped from name of Dolly Parton's dinner show

Please discuss. I want to hear opposing opinions.
Who honestly cares? It is what it is, regardless of what you call it. The name is just marketing.
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Old 01-11-2018, 01:50 PM   #22
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Being somewhat serious (hard to take this thread seriously) but a lot of people don't realize what she does behind the scenes for the community.

She's earned the right to rename a ride or two if she wants.
Dolly Parton 4 life. She is an untouchable national treasure
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Old 01-11-2018, 02:14 PM   #24
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Except you.
Gave you a like for that one, Hoggy. Not bad, not bad at all.
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Old 01-11-2018, 02:23 PM   #25
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Being somewhat serious (hard to take this thread seriously) but a lot of people don't realize what she does behind the scenes for the community.

She's earned the right to rename a ride or two if she wants.
I agree. Although, her position in the community is largely titular.
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I agree. Although, her position in the community is largely titular.
Well done. Nipped that one right in the bud.
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Itís mostly Yankees on vacation. Itís not like locals pour in to see the show.
It's mostly southerners on vacation. Most of the people that I run into when I'm in Gatlinburg are from some reasonable driving distance (2-4 hours) away and are from the south.

I would imagine that the typical person/family who attends the show will either be indifferent to or won't like the name change.
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