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Courtesy imageBig Tex as he first appeared as Santa Claus in Kerens in 1949. The icon was sold to the State Fair of Texas in 1952 and has stood over the festivities ever since. This was the 60th Anniversary of Big Tex at the fair. An electrical fire destroyed the icon Friday, on the last weekend of the fair.

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