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Big Tex – From Icon To Gone

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Friday’s fire that destroyed Big Tex, the 60-year-old icon of the State Fair of Texas, quickly became international news.

Saturday saw more makeshift memorials put up for Big Tex, including a straw cowboy had filled with flowers and Fletcher’s corny dogs.

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A tribute to Big Tex put up one day after a fire destroyed the 60-year-old face of the State Fair of Texas.

Saturday also brought the news that State Fair sponsor Mattress Firm, who had already promised to donate a portion of their $10,000 proceeds to restoring Big Tex, had to cancel their world record attempt at mattress stacking in Big Tex Circle.  The company said they will also be accepting donations to help with the rebuild process at their fair booths.

CBSDFW.com covered multiple angles of the story Friday – here they are in chronological order from the time of the fire:

Big Tex Burned On Final Weekend Of Fair:

Youtube.com Video Of Fire:

VIEWER VIDEO – Big Tex Burning

The Latest – 4 p.m. 10/19

The Latest – 5 p.m. 10/19

The Latest – 6 p.m. 10/19

The History Of Big Tex:

A Eulogy For Big Tex: