Al Miller arrived in California from Texas in 1928, first settling in Jacumba and working at a garage there. By 1932, improvements were made on Highway 80 and the following year Miller moved to the bottom of In-Ko-Pah Gorge, some 16 miles east, and opened a new restaurant and garage, with a gas station added later. Miller's stayed in business until the 1970s, when it finally clsoed after the completion of Interstate 8, which limited access by requiring potential customers to backtrack a mile and a half to or from Ocotillo, the nearest freeway exit. Since then, Miller's has remained abandoned, though the property was purchased in the early 2000s with plans made to save the site; nothing has yet come to fruition.