5th Annual Buffalo Bill Cody Days in Oracle 2020

5th Annual ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody Days in Oracle & Tribute to William “Flint” Carter

Saturday, February 22nd & Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 • 1:00-5:00pm

Oracle Inn Steakhouse • 305 E. American Avenue • Oracle, Arizona, 85623

Explore the History & Legends of Oracle, Arizona and the role Buffalo Played in its history

The community of Oracle honors the 174th birthday of William “Buffalo Bill” Cody, the iconic 19th century world entertainer and local Oracle, AZ. miner. Enjoy free entertainment, music, Native American arts/crafts, free magic show for kids by Ross the Magician, local history displays and presentations, book talk and free birthday cake to celebrate Cody’s birthday.

This year’s event also pays tribute to William “Flint” Carter, Cody Days founder, who passed away in December. Carter, Cody Days co-founder, spent over four decades prospecting the Santa Catalina Mountains and held over 100 mining claims in the mountains.

“Buffalo Bill” Cody spent part of the last decade of his life in Tucson, Arizona. He owned several mines at Campo Bonito, near Oracle, in the Santa Catalina Mountains, during the last decades of his life. Cody would spend many winters in Oracle managing his mines which produced tungsten, silver and gold. This is also the 103rd anniversary of the Cody’s passing in 1917.

Gerald Cody will be this year’s guest speaker and will share some Cody family stories. Gerald’s involvement with the Cody Family organization started in Ohio where he lived until moving to Arizona in 2005. Gerald’s original involvement with the Ohio Circle followed in his father’s footsteps to become President of the Circle and then to become President of the International Cody Family for 15 years. 

The Cody Family arrived in Massachusetts in 1695 and became landowners in 1698. The original settlers were Philip and Martha. They had five children and from that beginning, the family expanded and moved west through the new frontier and Canada. The family has an extensive genealogy from the family’s arrival in Beverly, MA.

The International Cody Family, a 502c3 organization, was organized in the early 1900’s. The first actual meeting was held in 1925 in Cleveland, OH. The family funded the original site of the Buffalo Bill Cody Museum in Cody, WY at that meeting with pledges that totaled less than $100.

The family was wide spread throughout the United States and Canada at that time and was divided into family circles where there were pockets of Cody’s with larger groups in MA, WY, OH, FL, east and west Canada.

Cody Days Weekend Event Highlights Start at 1:00PM Saturday:

  • Gerald Cody shares Cody family stories.
  • Author and publisher Robert Zucker discusses the treasures and legends of the Santa Catalina Mountains and Cody’s interest in the Iron Door Mine.
  • Magic Show for the kids by Ross the Magician
  • “Cody As Senator” presentation by Don Larry
  • History & Legends of the Santa Catalinas, displays and information about Cody, Oracle and Carter.
  • Free birthday cake for the kids and adults, compliments of the Oracle Inn.
  • American Indian handmade arts & crafts available for purchase, including presentations.

For more information, contact

Robert Zucker   520-623-3733      email [email protected]

See more at EMOL.org/codydays

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