Dedication of Smokey Bear Historical State Park in New Mexico

ID: SIA2019-000441 and SIA2019-000442 and SIA2019-000443

Creator: United States Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service

Form/Genre: Document

Date: c. 1976

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 326, Box 83, Folder 2

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Summary

Consists of a two page announcement of the dedication of the Smokey Bear Historical State Park in Capitan, New Mexico, on May 15, 1976, shortly before his death on November 9, 1976. Smokey was found nearby as an orphaned bear cub clinging to a singed tree after a forest fire in 1950. It also contains the envelope that delivered the announcement to National Zoological Park director, Theodore H. Reed.

Subject

  • Reed, Theodore H
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution and United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
  • Smokey Bear Historical State Park

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 326, Box 83, Folder 2

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1976

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Topic

  • Forest fire prevention
  • Parks
  • Smokey Bear
  • Advertising
  • Bears
  • Advertising--Forest fire prevention
  • New Mexico

Place

  • United States
  • New Mexico
  • Capitan, New Mexico
  • Capitan

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2019-000441 and SIA2019-000442 and SIA2019-000443

Physical description

Number of Images: 3; Color: Color; Size: 8.994w x 6.067h and 0.049w x 6.106h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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