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This morning, "Big Tex," the sixty year old, 52 foot tall, beloved talking mascot of the Texas State Fair (which happens each year on the beautifully preserved Texas Centennial Exposition grounds), sadly went up in flames. Here's the story, with video:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-big-tex-fire-texas-fair-20121019,0,4350571.story

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Sad. Just another piece of history, now. Saw this on the news, here in Boston, last night. I'm glad I experienced that "roadside America" era (lowercase intended).

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