Marathon, Texas: White Buffalo Head

A rare White Buffalo head hangs in a hotel bar named for its famous decapitated wall hanging.

Gage Hotel

102 NW 1st St., Marathon, TX
In the White Buffalo Bar of the Gage Hotel. On the north side of US Hwy 90/NW 1st St. just west of Ave. D.
Daily 5 pm - 11 pm (Call to verify)
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White buffalo head.

White Buffalo Head

The buffalo, named Henry, died in 1935. The buffalo had leucism, making it white. Apparently some drunk knocked it off the walls a few months ago by trying to do pull-ups, so it has a little damage. The rumor, though, is that it is insured for $3m. Definitely a rare treat.

The bar itself is decorated with many other mounted animals.

[Jill, 05/29/2019]

White buffalo.

White Buffalo Head

There's a White Buffalo head in the bar of the Gage Hotel in Marathon. This is a restored historic hotel from the 1920s. They've done a great job on the restoration of the whole place; it has a very 1920s Texas feel. Marathon is the Northern Gateway to Big Bend National Park, about 100+ miles west of Langtree, the home of Judge Roy Bean.

[Phrank Phester, 02/22/2013]

The White Buffalo Bar is named for its famous decapitated wall hanging.

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