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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.

1960
1960: U.S. & State Forest Services Stamp
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1960: Dinah Shore Radio Commercial
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1960: Walter Brennan Radio Commercial
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1960: Willard Waterman Radio Commercial
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1960: Billy Gray Radio Commercial
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1960: Broderick Crawford Radio Commercial
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1960: Barbara Stanwyck Radio Commercial
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1961
1961: Smokey Bear 20th Anniversary
20th year
1962
1962: U.S. & State Forest Services Stamp
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1962: The Smokey Bear Story
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1964
1964: Posters
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1966
1966: Posters
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1967
1967: Thanks Folks
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1968
1968: U.S. & State Forest Services Stamp
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1968: Kukla and Ollie
1968: Rod Serling
1969
1969: Bomb in the Forest
1969: The Deadliest Animal