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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)
Photo by: Nathan Hunsinger
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)

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