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Amber Fletcher was born into corny dog royalty. Daughter of the late Corny Dog King, Neil “Skip” Fletcher Jr., and granddaughter of Neil Fletcher—the inventor of the corny dog by decree of the Texas state Senate—she is the one and only Corny Dog Heiress. Her grandfather Neil and great-uncle Carl debuted their fifteen-cent “meal on a stick” at the State Fair Midway in 1942. That was before the fair featured any other fried foods, the sacrosanct Big Tex, or the Big Tex Choice Awards, at which concessionaires have been competing for a top-ten spot in a gladiatorial fry-off since 2005. It is Amber Fletcher’s forebears the world has partly to thank for instituting the deep-fried frenzy that’s become synonymous with the State Fair of Texas.A redheaded,…
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