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The 2018 Buffalo Bill Cody Days in Oracle, Arizona Round Up

Cody Days Honors the World Famous "Buffalo Bill" Cody,
Who Helped Oracle, Arizona Grow

Buffalo Bill Cody Wild West Show in Oracle

The 3rd Annual Buffalo Bill Cody Days was held at the Oracle Inn Steakhouse & Lounge, 305 E. American Avenue in Oracle, Arizona on Saturday & Sunday, February 24-25, 2018 from 1-5PM.


Highlights from the 2018 Cody Days

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The hidden community of Oracle, north of Tucson, brought to life the rich mining history and legends of the Santa Catalina Mountains during the annual Buffalo Bill Cody Days in Oracle. This year, the 172nd birthday of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody– the great 19th century entertainer – and Oracle, Arizona mine owner was celebrated with magic, Native American music and presentations.

An Ole Fashion Magic Show was featured for kids and adults by Ross the Magician. There were book talks on the history and legends of the Catalina Mountains are hosted by local authors, Robert Zucker and Flint Carter. A treasure hunt for kids, courtesy of Tucson Coin & Autograph, was held with real old coins.

For more information on the upcoming 2019 Cody Days, call Flint Carter at 520-289-4566 or Robert Zucker at 520-623-3733.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Flint Carter Cody Days 2018

Photo of Flint Carter.

  • 1:00PM Welcome to Oracle! Local miner, and author, William “Flint” Carter describes Cody’s life in Oracle and Campo Bonito. Flint has prospected the Santa Catalina Mountains for more than four decades.

Hoop Dancer at Cody Days, Oracle 2018

  • 2:00PM Native American Hoop Dance. Hoop Dancer photo by James & Carolyn Barnett.

Ross the Magician

Photo of Ross the Magician.

  • 3:00 Ole Fashion Magic Show with Ross the Magician.
  • 4:00 Free birthday cake for the kids and adults, compliments of Oracle Inn.
  • Native American Hoop Dance
  • 4:15 Drawing for five $1,000 pieces of jewelry give-a-way, mined, designed and fabricated by Flint Carter exclusively from the gold and silver at Buffalo Bill’s mines in the Catalinas. (Must sign up at Oracle Inn before drawing and be present to win).
  • 4:30PM Kid’s Treasure Hunt! Search for real buried treasure! Coins provided by Tucson Coin & Autograph.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

  • 1:00 Local miner William “Flint” Carter discusses his prospecting experiences and his book “Canyon of Gold, Buffalo Bill Cody and the Legendary Iron Door Mine Treasure.”
  • 2:00PM Native American Hoop Dance

Robert E. Zucker at Cody Days in Oracle, 2018

Photo of Robert Zucker by James Barnett.

  • 3:00 Author and publisher Robert Zucker discusses the legends of the Santa Catalina Mountains and Buffalo Bill’s hunt for the Iron Door Mine.
  • 4:00 Drawing for five $1,000 pieces of jewelry give-a-way, mined, designed and fabricated by Flint Carter who discusses his prospecting experiences. Three drawing prizes for historical preservation. Unveiling plans for new Buffalo Bill Cody Educational Exhibit. Visit Rivera's after the show.
  • 4:00PM Native American Hoop Dance

Jewelry Give-A-Way– from the Santa Catalinas

Each day at 4:00PM, there was a drawing for five pieces of jewelry, valued at $1,000 each, that were mined exclusively from the gold and silver at Buffalo Bill’s mines in the Catalinas and fabricated by Flint Carter with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Educational Exhibit to Preserve Tucson’s History

Flint Carter is preserving dozens of valuable artifacts, memorabilia, mineral specimens and documentation about the Santa Catalina Mountains. Carter is seeking a location to permanently store, itemize, photograph and catalog the collection, along with an accredited academic opinion of dates and source of artifacts. The exhibit is on display during the weekend event.

W.T. Flint Carter exhibits his local paintings, sculptures, and jewelry beginning on April 4-30th at the new Artful Space Gallery Workshop & Cafe in Oro Valley. Carter, a prospector and local artist, holds a talk from 1-5pm on April 4, 2018.


Buffalo Bill Cody in Oracle

“Buffalo Bill” Cody owned several mines at Campo Bonito in the Santa Catalina Mountains, near Oracle, during the last decades of his life. 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. This is also the 101th anniversary of the Cody’s passing. Buffalo Bill’s last performance was playing Santa for the orphans of Oracle in 1916.

  • Download a free PDF sample from the book "Treasures of the Santa Catalina Mountains" about the history and legends of Oracle, Cody and the Santa Catalina Mountains.
  • W.T. Flint Carter exhibits his local paintings, sculptures, and jewelry beginning on April 4-30th at the new Artful Space Gallery Workshop & Cafe in Oro Valley. Carter, a prospector and local artist, holds a talk from 1-5pm on April 4.

For more information, interviews and press coverage, please contact Cody Days founder, Flint Carter at 520-289-4566 or email flintcar[email protected] or Robert Zucker, Entertainment Magazine, 520-623-3733 or email [email protected]

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.


Cody Stone Jewelry by Fint Carter"Jewel of the Catalinas"

FOR SALE: 3-band wrist bracelet of jewelry grade gold and silver embedded in quartz from the Santa Catalina Mountains. $9,500.

For more information on this and other exquisite pieces, contact Flint Carter at 520-289-4566 or email [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.



Treasures of the Santa Catalina Mountains

Written by Robert E. 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?


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


Cody Days in Oracle Home Page

Iron Door Mine | Tucson Home

Treasures of the Santa Catalina Mountains

Tucson Gem Show | Tucson Home


 


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