Near Oracle in Pinal County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
La Casa Del High Jinks
National Register of Historic Places
—Historic Site —
In the 1920s, Mexican stonemasons helped Cody's foster son Lewis H. "Johnny" Baker, wife Olive Burgess Baker, her sister Marie Burgess Way and husband Forest Ranger Lewis Claude Way build this unique house. Buffalo Bill memorabilia graced La Casa del High Jinks until its sale in 1945.
E. Dean Prichard – writer, horseman, environmentalist, purchased High Jinks in 1975 and spent 20 years restoring it. He routed the Arizona Trail off Oracle Ridge to link High Jinks, the American Flag Historic Site and Oracle State Park Center for Environmental Education so all could enjoy this magical place, which was his life.
The United States Department of the Interior listed High Jinks in the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.
Erected by The Oracle Historical Society.
Location. 32° 34.286′ N, 110° 44.303′ W. Marker is near Oracle, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at the end of Highjinks Road. Marker is in this post office area: Oracle AZ 85623, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. American Flag (approx. 1.2 miles away); Acadia Ranch (approx. 3.1 miles away); All Saint's Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Lemmon Rock Lookout Tower (approx. 9.9 miles away); Honorable Frank Harris Hitchcock (approx. 14.1 miles away); Cañada Del Oro (approx. 16.3 miles away but has been reported missing).
Also see . . . High Jinks Ranch historical documents. Cody loved to watch the view at High Jinks, pitch pennies, and drink booze. He also played Santa Claus to the children of Oracle and rode in local parades. (Submitted on November 19, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
Categories. • Entertainment • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 541 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 19, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.