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Old West Legend Videos

The famous Old West legend of the Iron Door Mine, also called the Lost Escalante Mine, takes places in the Santa Catalina Mountains, north of Tucson, Arizona.

These mountains have an amazing history that has become intertwined with the legends of lost Spanish mines, an old mission and lost city. There are several locations in the Catalinas that still have ruins. Some sites date thousands of years.

Learn about the legends and watch some videos about the stories of the Santa Catalinas. A new book called "Treasures of the Santa Catalinas" cover hundreds of pages and thousands of references and sources to the legends of the mountains.

Videos about the Legends of the Santa Catalina Mountains

Watch several videos to discover the history and legend of the Old West with historian Flint Carter.

 

Music video made specially for the Santa Catalina Mountains by Gary Holdcroft.



Iron Door Mine Theme Song

An original ballad about the legendary Mine with the Iron Door in the Santa Catalina Mountains, north of Tucson, Arizona. From an album of songs written and performed by Gary Holdcroft. Esmeralda is the name of one of the lost mines. The Lost Escalante Mine is another lost mine legend. Starring William "Flint" Carter, local Tucson prospector.

Campo Bonito and the Canyon of Gold

The hunt for gold in the Santa Catalina Mountains, north of Tucson, Arizona with Flint Carter and company. Visit the famous Campo Bonito, one of the mining camps owned by Buffalo Bill. Explore an abandoned mine and prospect for gold in the Cañada del Oro- the Canyon of Gold that flows out of the Catalinas into Tucson.

The Lost City in the Catalinas

Hidden deep within the majestic Santa Catalina mountains, north of Tucson, Arizona are ancient ruins that may be linked to the legends of the mine with the iron door and the lost city. Join Tucson prospector William "Flint" Carter as he explores the mysterious ruins in the mountains.

History in the Hills: Buffalo Bill and Campo Bonito

Local historian and prospector Flint Carter, and members from the Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave in Wyoming, examine the remains of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody's mining venture near Tucson, Arizona.

Iron Door Mine Presentation

A presentation by Tucson prospector WIlliam "Flint" Carter about the famous Mine with the Iron Door in the Santa Catalina Mountains, near Tucson, Arizona. Flint is an expert in the stories and legends of the Catalinas and has been mining the mountains for decades.

"Buffalo Bill" Cody's Campo Bonito mining camp

The Campo Bonito mining camp in the Santa Catalina Mountains, north of Tucson, Arizona, was partially owned by William " Buffalo Bill" Cody for several years. The mine produced tungstin, scheelite and gold. The mine produced tungstin, scheelite and gold. William "Flint" Carter takes the viewer on a tour of the famous mine with Robert Zucker.

Panning for Gold at Canada del Oro- the Canyon of Gold

Arizona Historian and prospector Flint Carter shows the basic steps to pan for gold. This demonstration is in the famed Cañada del Oro- the Canyon of Gold- known for its gold rush of the 1880s.

Santa Catalina Mission Artifacts

The undated structure may have been a mission in the 1700's called the "Mission of Santa Catalina." It was a way station for miners crossing through the mountains during the 1800s, the main road north through the mountains, and the first guest ranch in the area -- "Linda Vista Guest Ranch" - Rancho Linda Vista during the early 1900s. Also known as Rancho Solano, it is a home with a mission and needs to be preserved.

Santa Catalina Mission Flint Carter

The lost mission of the Santa Catalina Mountains is part of the history of the mountains and Tucson, Arizona. Flint Carter is spearheading an effort to preserve and restore that adobe building. He hopes someone will step forward to purchase the property to help preserve the land and its history. Carter appeared in the movie "Buffalo Bill: Beyond the Legend."

The Iron Door Mine Movie

Tucson prospector Flint Carter discusses the Iron Door Mine at the Tucson Rialto Theatre's film presentation of the movie in Tucson, Arizona on October 8, 2010.


"Treasures" now available at amazon!

The detailed history and legends of the Catalinas is told in a 400-page paperback. Buy "Treasures of the Santa Catalina Mountains" online for a discount at amazon.com, at CreateSpace eStore, or locally in Tucson at the Oracle Inn, Buzz Café and other locations to be announced. Kindle: Treasures of the Santa Catalina Mountains.



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