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Big Tex through the years

Photos of the evolution of the State Fair of Texas icon

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    Big Tex has been welcoming fairgoers for decades

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    Big Tex Santa in 1950

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    Big Tex Santa in 1950

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    Ad featuring Big Tex from 1951

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    Polishing Big Tex's boots in 1951

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    Preparing to sew Big Tex's clothes in 1951

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    Assembling Big Tex in 1951

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    Big Tex in 1951

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    Big Tex in 1951

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    Big Tex in 1952

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    Big Tex in 1952

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    Sewing Big Tex in 1952

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    Big Tex 1952

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    Fairgrounds with Big Tex in 1952

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    Big Tex in 1952

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    Big Tex in 1953

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    Big Tex in 1953

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    Big Tex in 1953

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    Assembling Big Tex in 1954

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    Big Tex in 1954

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    Big Tex in 1954

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    Big Tex in 1955

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    Big Tex in 1956

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    Ad featuring Big Tex from 1957

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    Big Tex in 1957

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    Big Tex in 1958

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    Big Tex in 1961

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    Big Tex in 1961

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    Big Tex in 1962

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    Big Tex bobblehead ad from 1963

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    Big Tex in 1963

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    Big Tex's boot in 1964

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    Big Tex in 1965

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    Big Tex peeks over a fence in 1965

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    Big Tex's head in 1965

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    Big Tex in 1965

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    Big Tex in 1965

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    Big Tex in 1965

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    Disassembled Big Tex in 1966

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    Big Tex in 1967

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    Big Tex in 1967

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    Big Tex in 1968

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    Big Tex in 1968

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    Big Tex in 1968

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    Big Tex in 1970

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    Big Tex in 1970

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    Big Tex in 1971

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    Big Tex in 1972

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    Big Tex's head in 1972

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    Big Tex ready to be assembled in 1972

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    Big Tex in 1973

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    Big Tex in 1974

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    Big Tex in 1975

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    Big Tex in 1980

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    Big Tex in 1981

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    Big Tex in 1981

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    Comic book featuring Big Tex and the X-Men from 1983

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    Big Tex in 1985

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    Big Tex ready to be raised in 1985

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    Big Tex in 1986

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    Big Tex in 1988

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    Big Tex in 1990

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    Big Tex in 1992

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    Big Tex in 1993

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    Big Tex in 1994

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    Big Tex in 1995

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    Big Tex in 1999

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    Big Tex in 1999

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    Big Tex in 2000

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    Big Tex in 2002

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    Big Tex in 2003

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    Big Tex in 2004

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    Big Tex in 2005

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    Big Tex in 2006

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    Big Tex in 2006

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    Big Tex in 2007

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    Big Tex in 2008

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    Big Tex in 2009

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    Waterfall at Big Tex's feet in 2010

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    Big Tex in 2010

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    Big Tex in 2011

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    Big Tex in 2011

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