BULLHEAD CITY — The reason behind this city’s rather uncommon name is just a vague memory in the minds of old timers. Years ago, it was just a private development along the Colorado River in Mohave County, occupied by a gas station and a few houses. A large stone formation that, when viewed from the proper angle, resembled a horned bull sat in the river and became an important symbol for the area.
Here’s something odd — when Dolan Ellis and I first met, we tried to gun each other down in a shootout. It was a promotion for a Scottsdale’s Parada del Sol rodeo. We were armed with six-guns and faced each other on Main Street. Then we drew and fired, but nobody got hurt because we were shooting blanks.