“The Year Big Tex Lost His Hat – 1957.” Just 2 weeks after this great photo was taken, poor Big Tex had his hat removed *during* the fair (!). The hat was made of papier-mâché, and the 1957 SFOT was a particularly rainy one. The hat began to peel so badly that it had to be removed for repairs. Someone whipped up a giant handkerchief to cover his bald head. That must’ve been weird. More on this at FlashbackDallas.com. (If you have a photo of Tex with that kerchief on, I need to see it!)
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