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Jun 29 Smokey Bear Frolicking in a Pool

Jun 29 "Smokey the Bear" Arrives at the National Zoo

 

Jun 29 "Smokey the Bear" Arrives at the National Zoo

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Year: 
1950
Month: 
june
Day: 
29
Date: 
Thu, 1950-06-29

Smokey Bear, a four-month-old orphaned black cub rescued from a forest fire in Lincoln National Forest in New Mexico, arrives at the National Zoological Park. The National Park Service erects an exhibit next to Smokey's cage, and the bear becomes a famous symbol of fire prevention. Smokey dies in 1976 and is replaced by Smokey Bear II.