Henry Luehr's bull.

Henry Leuhr's Giant Bull (Gone)

Field review by the editors.

Buchanan, North Dakota

Henry Luehr was a former pedigreed Hereford rancher who wanted to be noticed. Inspired by the giant buffalo down the road in Jamestown, he built a 30-foot-high, 50-foot-long Polled Hereford bull. Boxy, barn-red, and hollow, Henry built it by laying strips of wood one atop another and then cementing them in place. A ladder led into the bull's ample belly, and another from the interior to a hatch cut into the bull's upper hindquarters, enabling visitors to pose for unbeatable novelty photos straddling the bull.

Henry died in 1996 and the bull fell into disrepair. Two years later his son, Raymond, who moves grain elevators, moved the mighty bull to Buchanan, 40 miles away, so that it would be close to his home. It is still in need of repair, and its innnards are off-limits, but there is at least the hope that one day it will be restored to its former glory.

January 2007 - The Bull is reported gone from Buchanan after years of deterioration.

Henry Leuhr's Giant Bull (Gone)

Directions:
Southbound side of US 52/281, just north of 24th St SE, next to the Buchanan Bar.
Hours:
Jan 2007 - Reported Gone.

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