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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.

1952
1952: U.S. & State Forest Services Stamp
Un cartel de Smokey que dice: ¡Prevenga los incendios forestales!".
1953
1953: U.S. & State Forest Services Stamp
Un sello postal que dice: "¡Promete que ayudarás a prevenir los incendios forestales!".
1953: U.S. & State Forest Services Stamp
Un sello postal que dice: ¡Promete ayudar! ¡Evita incendios forestales!
1953: U.S. & State Forest Services Stamp
Un sello postal que dice: ¡Promete ayudar! ¡Evita incendios forestales!
1954
1954: U.S. & State Forest Services Stamp
Un sello postal que dice: ¡Promete ayudar! ¡Evita incendios forestales!
1959
1959: U.S. & State Forest Services Stamp
Sobre la imagen de el oso Smokey sosteniendo su pala y un osito trepando un árbol se lee: "La verdadera historia de el oso Smokey".