Friday, October 19, 2012

Big Tex on Fire

Big Tex Burns at the Texas State fair

Information about Big Tex:
Big Tex was the 52 foot tall icon of the annual State Fair of Texas held at Fair Park in Dallas.Big Tex made his debut at the 1952 fair. He was altered the following year to straighten his nose, correct a lascivious wink and allow him to talk. Former disc jockey Al Jones was the first voice of Big Tex, but would fill the role for only one season. His most familiar voice is that of radio announcer Jim Lowe, who boomed Big Tex's signature "Howdy, folks!" for a total of 39 years.

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