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2019 Buffalo Bill Cody Days in Oracle, Arizona

Special Tribute to Flint Carter

Saturday, February 23 & Sunday, February 24, 2019 •
Oracle Inn, 305 E. American Ave. in Oracle, Arizona

Buffalo Bill Cody Wild West Show in Oracle

Cody Days in Oracle honors the world famous William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody who invested in mines near the hidden community of Oracle, north of Tucson, Arizona in the Santa Catalina Mountains.

The year's event also honors William "Flint" Carter, Cody Days founder, local prospector and author, who passed away in mid-Deceber 2018.

During Cody Days, discover the rich mining history of Oracle and the legends of the Catalinas. Learn about the forgotten story of Buffalo Bill in Oracle. Celebrate the 173rd birthday of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody– the great 19th century entertainer and mine owner.

The main event starts on Saturday, February 23 at 1:00pm with a salute to "The General," Flint Carter. A live performance by Gary Holdcroft will perform selections from his Ballads of the Santa Catalina Mountains which he wrote and sang for Flint Carter several decades ago. Friends will also express their thoughts and experiences with Flint. The Oracle Inn will provide cake. Ross the Magician will also present a magic show for kids and adults.

For more information, contact Robert Zucker at [email protected] or call 520-623-3733.

2018 Cody Days Event Round Up

Buffalo Bill in Oracle

Highlights from the 2018 Cody Days

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Hosted by W.T. Flint Carter and Robert E. Zucker

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Dane Johnson portrays Buffalo Bill Cody during the 2017 Cody Days in Oracle, Arizona.

Buffalo Bill Cody in Oracle

In the early 1900s, “Buffalo Bill” Cody owned several mines at Campo Bonito in the Santa Catalina Mountains, near Oracle. He also searched for the fabled Iron Door Mine of the Catalinas.

Cody spent many winters in Oracle managing his mines which produced tungsten and gold. Buffalo Bill’s last performance was playing Santa for the orphans of Oracle in 1916. Read more about Buffalo Bill Cody.

  • Download a free PDF sample from the book "Treasures of the Santa Catalina Mountains" about the history and legends of Oracle, Buffalo Bill Cody and the Santa Catalina Mountains.
  • W.T. Flint Carter presents his local paintings, sculptures, and jewelry at the new Artful Space Gallery Workshop & Cafe in Oro Valley. Carter, a prospector and local artist, holds a talk with author Robert E. Zucker.

Step Back In Time: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 Cody Days in Oracle 

See Silver and Gold Jewlery from the Santa Catalina Mountains

Read more about the Iron Door Mine

Treasures of the Santa Catalina Mountains

Tucson Gem Show | Tucson Home

The only authentic source of Cody Stone from Buffalo Bill Cody's own mines with certification from the Flint Carter Collection

Cody Stone, gold and silver in quartzFirst popularized by Tiffany's during the California Gold Rush, Cody Stone is a little known- and now extremely rare- commodity.

It is the most expensive gold and silver in the world that sells by carat weight values. Cody Stone is on display in museums worldwide and the Mining Hall of Fame and Gem Institute of America.

The specimen, on loan to the University of Arizona MIneral Museum, was independently graded at 38 out of 40 and is considered one of the finest 100% natural gold and silver specimens in the world.

The result of a search for the West's largest gold legend and the world's largest land treasure portrayed in four major motion pictures over six decades, this golden legend refuses to die and continues to grow with substantial golden values.

For more information, email Flint Carter at [email protected].

Now Available on Amazon: Flint Carter's  The Canyon of Gold, Buffalo Bill Cody, and the Legendary Iron Door Mine Treasure: The Santa Catalina Mountains Story

Flint Carter"Gold still glitters in the ground, hiding secret like a laughing clown."

- from "Gold Town" by Joseph Michael Darwin.

Left: "Prospector" original art work by Flint Carter. 5" x 7" original. Call 520-289-4566 to order. See more Flint original art.

The Miner's Story Project

Flint CarterThe Miners’ Story Project preserves and shares stories about life in the mines and mining communities in the Southwest US. William "Flint" Carter provides his recollections of the history and stories of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Read more about the Miner's Story Project. The Miner's Story CD is a two and a half hour recording of the mine with the iron door by Flint Carter. $19.95. Call Flint at 520-289-4566.

Ballads of the Santa CatalinasFlint Carter

The original songs and ballads about the Iron Door Mine, the Santa Catalina Mountains, the Old West and about Flint Carter on CD. $9.95.

These songs were written and professionaly performed in a studio by Gary Holdcroft specifically about Flint's adventures and the legends of the Catalinas.

Call 520-289-4566 for more information and to purchase directly.

Treasures of the Santa Catalina Mountains

Written by Robert Zucker with
collaboration from Flint Carter

A large collection of the legends and history of the Catalinas. Learn the story of the Iron Door Mine, the Lost Mission and the Lost City. Hundreds of pages cover hundreds of years in the search for gold, silver and copper. Was there a Lost Escalante Mine or Mine wth the Iron Door? Who started the legends? Is there still gold in the mountains?

Sponsors sought to promote local history

Donations and sponsorships are open to help fund the costs of the event which has been produced by volunteers since 2016. Banner and vendor spaces are available.

For more information, sponsorships, interviews and press coverage, contact

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Treasures of the Santa Catalina Mountains

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