WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
(owner of the Elk Horn Saloon)
BIOGRAPHYGeorge Miller was born about 1830 in Bavaria, Germany.
He owned and ran the Elk Horn Saloon in Silver Reef from about 1877 to about 1892.
George served as treasurer of the Odd Fellows and was on the Silver Reef Fire Committee.
He had a tame magpie who knew tricks and liked to perform.
George stayed on after Silver Reef was almost deserted. He grew very stout as the years went by
(about 300 pounds). He could hardly get through an ordinary door, special chairs had to be made for him,
and he was able to get to his feet only with great difficulty.
George died in Silver Reef sometime after 1892.
A research report by Elaine Young, PhD.