By: Caleb Swinehart
Big Tex burning down on his 60th birthday
On October 19, 2012 Big Tex burned down on the last day of his six 60th birthday. People gathered around the burning 55 foot Texan watching in shocked as a beloved nation landmark that's been around since 1952 just in golf in inflames. Big Tex symbolizes the state of Texas stands for.
Big Tex Reborn
Park officials new that Big Tex was a big state landmark so they got SRO reconstructed Big Tex's face and hands. Then they got two other companies to rebuild his skeleton and make a new suit for him. Befor Big Tex was the tall happy cowboy we come to know and love he first appeared as Santa Clause back in 1949 four year
Before Big Tex was the tall cowboy we come to know and love he first made an appearance as Santa Clause back in 1949 four years befor the cowboy image. They had the giant Santa for a Christmas celebration in Kerens to bring in more customers.
Big Tex inspired by
After they changed the Santa image park officials changed the image the a cowboy. It was inspired by the 1950s Texas culture.
Big Tex is the most important thing in the State Fair of Texas. He is a symbol of everything the State Fair of Texas stands for. He's appeared in local, regional, national, and international news coverage.
Big Tex today
A festive party was thrown in 2002, replete with giant birthday cake and AARP card. Despite his electrical fire in 2012 he's back and better than ever for the opening day of the 2013 State Fair of Texas. He wears a size 70 cowboy boots and his hat a whopping 75 gallon stetson.
Big Tex is a symbol of Texas and everything the State Fair of Texas stand's for. Big Tex is sill standing nice and tall for his 60 third birthday. It would be nice to go to the State Fair of Texas to see the 60 feet giant.