Entertainment Magazine: Iron Door Mine: Flint Carter: Buffalo Bill Cody

Buffalo Bill- entertainer, and miner, of the Old West

Buffalo Bill, William F. Cody, played a major role in later 19th and early 20th Century entertainment. Cody, one of the first great American entertainers, took his Wild West Show around the world to give a glimpse into a passing, but historic, part of American western culture.

The base legend has numerous heros of the Old West from Buffalo Bill to Ira Hayes. It has regularly held public print for over a century. Also, it has had an all-star cast of three full length motion pictures with over a half century portraying its grandeur and legendary romance.

Watch and download Free Buffalo Bill movies

"Battling with Buffalo Bill"

"Young Buffalo Bill," 1940 classic publoc domain Western film about Bill Cody (Roy Rogers) and friend Gabby Whitaker (George Hayes) who are called on by the US Army to survey the New Mexico territory during the 1860s.

Read and download free books by Buffalo Bill

Download free public domain books on W.F. Cody:

Memories of Buffalo Bill (1919). Author: Cody, Louisa (Frederici) Mrs; Cooper, Courtney Ryley, 1886-1940, joint author. Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company

An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W.F. Cody) is a genealogical sketch compiled in 1897. The book is in the public domain and free to own a copy from Project Guttenberg electronic works.

Photo: William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody

Buffalo Bill Cody's Mining in Oracle, Arizona

William F. Cody (1846-1917) better known as the Wild West Show entertainer “Buffalo Bill,” had invested in many mining interests. One mine was near the town of Oracle, 40 miles north of Tucson, Arizona a decade before the Arizona territory entered Statehood. Located in the Old Hat Mining District, Campo Bonito was one of the early gold mining operations conducted on the northside of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Read "Buffalo Bill Arizona Mining Ventures," about Cody's investments and presence in Oracle, Arizona in the decades prio to his death.

1894 Wild West Buffalo Dance Film

"According to Edison film historian C. Musser, this film and others shot on the same day featured Native American Indian dancers from Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, and constitutes the American Indian's first appearance before a motion picture camera." - Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division. (Standard 4:3) (1894)

Audio Recording: The Life of Honorable William F. Cody - as told by Cody

The life and adventures of Honorable William F. Cody--Buffalo Bill--as told by himself, make up a narrative which reads more like romance than reality, and which in many respects will prove a valuable contribution to the records of our Western frontier history.

While no literary excellence is claimed for the narrative, it has the greater merit of being truthful, and is verified in such a manner that no one can doubt its veracity. The frequent reference to such military men as Generals Sheridan, Carr, Merritt, Crook, Terry, Colonel Royal, and other officers under whom Mr. Cody served as scout and guide at different times and in various sections of the frontier, during the numerous Indian campaigns of the last ten or twelve years, affords ample proof of his genuineness as a thoroughbred scout. (Summary by the publisher).

Page link: http://archive.org/details/life_william_cody_0907_librivox

All files: http://ia600500.us.archive.org/3/items/life_william_cody_0907_librivox/

Cody StoneCody Stone is mined from the Catalina Mountains in Southern Arizona, USA- the same mountains mined by Buffalo Bill Cody. Designed as jewelry grade gold and silver in quartz, Codystone specimens and hand made items are on display at the Oracle Inn Steakhouse & Saloon in Oracle, Arizona. Call Flint at 520-289-4566 or email [email protected].

"Ballads of the Santa Catalina Mountains" CD

Listen to songs and ballads on CD about the Iron Door Mine, the Santa Catalina Mountains, the Old West and about Arizona historian Flint Carter. $9.95. Call 520-289-4566 for more information and to purchase copies.