Friday, 18 October 2013

'Big Tex' Is Back

Regular readers of the blog will know that last year, the original 'Big Tex' was burnt to the ground in a tragic accident at the Texas State Fair ground, and that although the owners pledged to replace the giant mannequin
who had overlooked the state fairgrounds for decades, many of us feared that little bit of pure Americana had gone for ever.

Big Tex Is Back

Well I am happy to be able to report that his replacement is up and standing ... a tribute if nothing else, to Texican 'Sure Can Do' .... and I for one am happy. We are far to quick to abandon little bits of our culture and joint history, especially at a time when so much of our heritage is attacked by those who should know better.

New Big Tex

Old Big Tex

So here's to 'Big Tex' ......

... Icon of another more confident America .....


  1. Is it me, or does the nwe 'Big Tex' look less 'rugged' and more 'goofy' than the old one?

    1. Well he may be a bit more 'Metro-Sexual man' than 'Marlborough Man' ... I'll give you that.

      Thanks for the comment.

      NB: If you are a regular commenter, don't be shy, give yourself a name!

    2. I am not, I just came across the story as I live a couple of hours away. This is just the 2nd visit to your blog.

      Sorry, but I prefer to be shy.

    3. OK .... no problem. Glad of the comments. Thanks.


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