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Marathon, Texas: White Buffalo Head

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

Gage Hotel

Address:
102 NW 1st St., Marathon, TX
Directions:
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.
Hours:
Daily 5 pm - 11 pm (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
432-386-4205
Admission:
Free
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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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