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Happy Birthday Smokey Bear

August 9, 2019

Happy Birthday Smokey Bear

“Smokey Bear, the U.S. Forest Service’s symbol of fire prevention, turns 75 on Friday. Smokey is the longest-running public service ad campaign, first appearing on a poster on Aug. 9, 1944.”

— “Careful With Those Birthday Candles, Smokey: Beloved Bear Turns 75,” Brian Naylor, NPR News

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Happy Birthday Smokey Bear

August 9, 2014

Happy Birthday Smokey Bear

Smokey Bear is 70 years old today. Careful with his cake — that’s a lot of candles.

The old geezer has kept up, though, so you can send him best wishes through Facebook,  Instagram, or Twitter.

More:

“Smokey Bear to celebrate 70th birthday, with no plans on retiring,” Emily Wickwire NBC Today

 “Smokey Bear, Iconic Symbol of Wildfire Prevention, Still Going Strong at 70,” Kathryn Sosbe, USDA blog

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Happy Birthday, Smokey

August 11, 2013

Smokey Bear was born on August 9, 1944. His proud parents were the United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council. The “Smokey the Bear” song was written by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins in 1952, so everyone gets the furry firefighter’s name wrong now.

More:

“From Orphaned Cub to Internationally Known Forest Service Icon, Smokey Bear Turns 70 Years Old Next Year!” Donna Drelick, USDA blog

The biography of Smokey Bear: the cartoon came first,” John Kelly, Washington Post

h/t: Erica Palan,Mental Floss

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