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Story of Smokey

Explore Smokey Bear’s History

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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.

1950
1950: Art Linkletter Radio Commercial
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1950: Ward Bond Radio Commercial
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1950: Posters
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1950: Ladies Home Journal
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1950: Bing Crosby Radio Commercial
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1950: Roy Rogers Radio Commercial
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1950: Dale Robertson Radio Commercial
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1950: James Arness Radio Commercial
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1950: Clint Walker Radio Commercial
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1952
1952: U.S. & State Forest Services Stamp
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1953
1953: U.S. & State Forest Services Stamp
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1953: U.S. & State Forest Services Stamp
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1953: Posters
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1953: Posters
Posters
1953: Posters
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1954
1954: U.S. & State Forest Services Stamp
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1958
1958: Golden Smokey Award
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1959
1959: Posters
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1959: U.S. & State Forest Services Stamp
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1959: Posters
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