"Howdy y'all!": Texas State Fair 52-foot-tall icon Big Tex goes down in flames

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Run!!!!

    Am now having unwelcome (original version) Wicker Man flashbacks.

    Friendly Texas Icon Turns Into Terrifying Colossal Flame Monster As It Is Destroyed (Gawker)
    more, plus various links (including this Wiki Big Tex entry) at Gawker site above
     
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  3. Nova

    Nova Active Member

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    I'm sorry it went up in flames. But I only know the statue from the remake of State Fair and I thought it was frightening before it was on fire.
     
  4. SDkid

    SDkid New Member

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    How sad!!
     
  5. CocoChanel

    CocoChanel Registered Texan

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    bbm
    this!!!
     
  6. txsvicki

    txsvicki Active Member

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    I remember him from childhood and living there. What a shame.
     

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