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Cody Days Oracle

2020 Buffalo Bill Cody Days in Oracle

Honor the World Famous "Buffalo Bill" Cody,
Who Helped Oracle Grow

Saturday & Sunday, February 22-23, 2020 • 1-5PM
Oracle Inn, 305 E. American Ave. in Oracle, Arizona

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The community of Oracle honors the 174th birthday of iconic world entertainer and local miner William “Buffalo Bill” Cody on Saturday, February 22nd and Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 from 1:00-5:00pm at the Oracle Inn in Oracle, Arizona.

Enjoy free presentations, entertainment, Native American presentations and displays, book talks, movies, treats, and a treasure hunt for kids.

There will be a free magic show for the kids by Ross the Magician. Don Larry will speak about "Cody As Senator?" and Roberrt Zucker will talk about the legends and history of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Cody and his mines, and Oracle's unique history.

Come to Oracle and learn the history rapidly being lost! Most people do not even know Cody was even in Oracle! Buffalo Bill’s last performance was playing Santa for the orphans of Oracle in 1916. Buffalo Bill Cody spent many winters in Oracle managing his mines which produced tungsten and gold. Discover more about this forgotten part of local history. Read more about Cody Days in Oracle.

Cody Days 2016

Photo: National award winning Buffalo Bill Look-A-Like Dane Johnson celebrating Buffalo Bill Cody's 171st birthday in Oracle, Arizona in 2017.

Read more about the upcoming 2020 Cody Days in Oracle.

See Cody Days Highlights from 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Upcoming 2020 Cody Days

Sponsors and entertainers are needed to make this second event an even better tribute to the man who was a part of the history of Oracle.

Come to Oracle and learn the history rapidly being lost! Most people do not even know Cody was even in Oracle! Buffalo Bill’s last performance was playing Santa Clause for the orphans of Oracle in 1916. A Washington newspaper reported in 1911 rumors of him running for senator of Arizona.

A national Buffalo Bill Cody look alike will provide a performance of Cody’s adventure filled life. Authors of Cody publications will be available for book signing and provide interesting details about Cody. Learn of the plans for a new museum and view a special exhibit with factual evidence of Tucson’s and the West’s largest legendary gold mystery!!!

This is your chance to help preserve the future generations chance to learn the part the largest icon of the 19th century played in our development otherwise this epic part of history will be lost forever!!!!!

Treasure hunt for kids, antique coins donated by Tucson Coin and Autograph, jewelry made from the gold and silver from Buffalo Bills mines in the Santa Catalinas will be door prizes and awarded for best contributions to the preservation of the local legend.

Cody Days is founded by Flint Carter, president of the Santa Catalina Historic Preservation, part of a non-profit 503c organization. All donations are tax deductible.

For more information on this event or to help sponsor, contact Bob Zucker at 520-623-3733 or email [email protected].

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Flint Carter talked about the local legends

Flint CarterPhoto: This 23 lb. nugget is the finest specimen from Buffalo Bill Cody's mine near Oracle, Arizona. From established sales this rock is valued over $1/4 million.

William "Flint" Carter, also known as The General, passed away in December 2018. Flint's efforts are on display in ten museums and the Mining Hall of Fame.

For decades, Carter has been the owner of the richest gold and silver mines on the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona. It has been almost 40 years now, and the body of work he offers is huge to say the least. It covers hundreds of years of history puts the gold and silver of the legends in your hands as a testament to our mountains' beauty and incredible wealth.

Cody Stone, gold and silver in quartzFlint Carter described the history and stories of the Southwest, Iron Door Mine, mining for gold and other ores around Tucson and Southern AZ. and many other historical topics and legends in his book "Canyon of Gold." Carter showcased his art, jewelry and artifacts in public and private presentations.

Flint's private collection is still on display at the Oracle Inn in Oracle, Arizona, as part of the Santa Catalina Historical Preservation Project, once spearheaded by Carter to promote education and history of the area. Call 520-623-3733 for more information.

Photo: Tucson's Cody Stone Jewelry manufactured by Orlando Jewelers of England.The Iron Door Mine.

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

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 Stor

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.

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.

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?

Iron Door Mine | Tucson Home

Treasures of the Santa Catalina Mountains

Tucson Gem Show


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