Smokey-Bear

Happy 70th Birthday, Smokey Bear!

Everyone’s favorite ursine fire prevention advocate, Smokey Bear, made his debut appearance in this Forest Service poster on August 9, 1944.

SMOKEY SAYS - CARE WILL PREVENT 9 OUT OF 10 FOREST FIRES!

From the series: World War II Posters, 1942 - 1945

Learn more at Smokey’s Journey!

REMEMBER! only you can prevent forest fires

Photograph of Smokey Bear Fire Prevention Sign, 07/1960

From the series: Historic Photographs, ca. 1880 - ca. 1970. Records of the Forest Service, 1870 - 2008

Happy 70th Birthday, Smokey Bear!

Smokey Bear, made his debut appearance in this Forest Service poster on August 9, 1944. Learn more at Smokey’s Journey!