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Published October 19, 2012, 03:47 PM

Fire destroys State Fair of Texas icon Big Tex

DALLAS (AP) — 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.

By: DANNY ROBBINS,Associated Press, Associated Press

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