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  • The remains of Big Tex after a fire took him down to the frame at the State Fair of Texas, in Fair Park, on October 19, 2012 in Dallas. Big Tex, the metal cowboy whose slow drawl of "Howdy, folks!" made him an icon of the State Fair of Texas for 60 years, was destroyed Friday when flames engulfed his 52-foot-tall frame. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Nathan Hunsinger)

    Fire destroys State Fair of Texas icon Big Tex

    The man who provides the voice for Big Tex, the giant cowboy at the State Fair of Texas, was greeting people with his usual "Howdy, folks!" in a slow drawl Friday when someone rushed into his trailer to tell him the towering fair icon was on fire.

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