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Story of Smokey

Explore Smokey Bear’s History

Smokey Bear leans on his mailbox and reads a letter.

Since 1944, Smokey’s been working hard to inspire Americans to prevent wildfires. Follow his history here through memorabilia and print, radio and TV messages.

1945
1945: Stamps
Una ardilla en un sello postal dice: "Otro enemigo que conquistar: los incendios forestales".
1946
1946: Stamps
Un cartel dice: ¡Evita incendios forestales! Usa un cenicero.
1946: Stamps
Un cartel dice: ¡Evita incendios forestales! Apaga tu cigarrillo.
1947
1947: U.S. & State Forest Services Stamp
Poster reads "Prevent forest fires! Put your pipe ashes in bare earth."
1947: U.S. & State Forest Services Stamp
Sello postal de Smokey y dos ositos tomados de la mano donde se lee: "¡Por favor amigos, tengan más cuidado este año!".
1948
1948: U.S. & State Forest Services Stamp
A stamp of Smokey Bear praying saying "...and please make people careful, amen."
1949
1949: U.S. & State Forest Services Stamp
Sello postal donde se lee: "Otras 30 millones de hectáreas se quemarán este año, a menos que tengas cuidado".