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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.

1980
1980: You're Among Friends
1980: Painted Matches
1980: Painted Matches
1981
1981: City Tree
1983
1983: Happy 40th Birthday
1983: Man Discovered Fire
1983: Ray Charles
1985
1985: Being Careless with Fire...
1988
1988: We've Always Wondered...
1989
1989: Do Trees Think?