Smokey the Bear Dies - Decades TV Network

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Although his likeness lives on in public service announcements, the real-life “Smokey the Bear” died on November 9, 1976. A baby black bear was rescued from a wildfire in New Mexico in 1950. He survived and was turned over to the federal government to become the face of forest fire prevention.

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When I was a little girl I met Smokey bear in school.i though he was wounderful.and we learned about him and about forest fires and he gave all of us kids two books which I still have one of them, the book about the true story of Smokey bear I have no ideal what had happen to it .I do know I would had never got rid of it.what I had learned from Smokey as a kid I always remembered and had cherished and still loved that big bear today.its sad to hear the original Smokey is gone, he had to go through so much agony and pain when he was found on that burnt tree injured. I'm glad he was rescued and saved and had a chance at a long life after what he had went through as a bear cub.today is supposed to be his 75th birthday, happy birthday Smokey we all love you!

Author — Suzanne Willis

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Definitely something that will never go out of style. I'm from New Mexico so he was a big part of history class. So sad though because of the devastating record breaking amount of acres burned in 2020 here in Oregon. Over a million acres...all because people can't be mindful and responsible. One of the fires that consumed 12 acres of Oregon City was started in an abandoned building. Be safe everyone, "Only you can prevent wildfires."

Author — J- Class

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When my sister and I were kids my mother used to take us to the zoo in D.C. Back then the rules were different. Smokey was in an enclosure that was a concrete pad with metal bars. You could actually get this bear to play rolly polly a hand gesture game. When he would do this we would feed him marshmallows. This was something you could do in the early 70s along with feeding other animals at the zoo.

Author — M Collett

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My kids and I visited his grave today at the museum in Capitan, New Mexico. I was only four years old when he died, but I remember his death being discussed.

Author — Carter Hayes

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I did not even know smokey the bear is a real life bear !! Wow. His story of survival is nothing short of amazing.

Author — Binoy Vudi

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RIP Smokey the bear
"Only you can prevent forest fires.."

Author — 5alks

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He was so cute wen he was a babie bear

Author — zoie

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I was a small boy in 1976 and I remember that I cried. When when Smokey died.

Author — Mike C.

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Rest well you where my favorite in school when fire fighters came to school with a smoke trailer

Author — Mr. Timothy King

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I cried when I read the true story of Smokey the Bear. But he is living proof of triumph over tragedy, and a message to all. Rip smokey. And did anyone notice on the television show emergency! That one of the firefighters had a poster of smokey in his locker? I think it was John Gage.

Author — Faye Kramer

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Only you can prevent fire but not death.

Author — Hondo

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My teacher was right She said only you can pervent forest fires

Author — Maria Leon

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They used this little guy for money instead of relocating him some where he would survive and live his life

Author — Kobe Dean

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Wasn't it "Smokey Bear" rather than "Smokey the Bear"?

Author — GrowLLLTigeRRR

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WITH MY CASPER SMOKEY THE BEAR CANADIAN BORN

Author — Lisa Payash

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It’s messed up that he was rescued but then caged bruh

Author — jesus contreras

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I know ranger bell and Judy bell ranger bell took him to the vet.

Author — Gisella Hurtado

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Color didn't come out till the 60"S

Author — Lisa Payash

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Can we get an f in chat for our boi Smokey the Bear

Author — Ceiling

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Been getting away with calling me bitchy and it's not funny

Author — Sam Wasylenko