Bridge built in 1915 as part of Route 66, crossing the canyon.
Miller called himself “Chief Crazy Thunder” and wore his hair long and braided, even though he wasn’t of indian descent. He constructed additional stone structures in the area housing curio shops and restaurants.
After discovering the Apache Death Cave and the bodies within, Miller decided to cash in on this macabre find and constructed an entryway to the cavern. He sold tickets to the cavern and actually sold Apache skulls that he found to tourists as souvenirs.
It wasn’t long before fate intervened and Miller fell victim to the curse that seemed to fall on this land. One of the mountain lions clawed him almost to death. A year later a small Canada lynx very nearly disemboweled him. And then a Gila monster on exhibit bit him. The wound became infected and he nearly lost his arm.
He eventually left town after his partner was discovered murdered in the doorway of the zoo offices. (Miller was not convicted of the murder, but many were suspicious).
In 1950, Two Guns and the property were sold to S.I. Richardson. He discontinued the zoo, and leased to several other operators over the next decade. The land was purchased again in the early 60’s by Benjamin Dreher.
He constructed more modern buildings, keeping with the western atmosphere including a new motel, coffee shop, restaurant, gift shop and up to date service station.