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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.

1950: Ladies Home Journal
El oso Smokey en entrevista para el Ladies Home Journal de 1950.
1958: Golden Smokey Award
Recorte de periódico en el que vemos a Judy Bell recibiendo un Golden Smokey en 1957 de parte del presidente Dwight D. Eisenhower.