Smokey Bear 75th Birthday Coming Up-EM
This Saturday smokey bear will be celebrating his 75th birthday in Thompson park.
The event is kicking off at noon.
Smokey bear was born on August 9, 1944 when the U.S. Forest Service
and The Ad Council Agreed that a fictional bear will be the symbol for their
joint effort to promote forest fire prevention. The poster of smokey bear
depicts a bear pouring a bucket of water on a campfire and saying care will
prevent 9 out of 10 fires. Smokey bear soon became very popular and in
1947 his slogan became the familiar Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires.