The story of Smokey Bear goes back to 1942 when the American War Advertising Council established a national forest fire prevention campaign.
In 1945 the Forest Service developed it own unique animated character, a brown bear in official costume. He was named ‘Smokey’.
Smokey Bear became a very popular symbol when efforts to prevent careless wildfires expanded after the war. The 1947 campaign introduced the still-familiar slogan ‘Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires’.
Here a young boy admires Smokey Bear as it towers over him.
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rbassin (17535) 2013-12-30 5:07
Une photo bien composée,avec un superbe contraste entre le garçon en vélo et la sculpture géante.
et bonne année 2014
bukitgolfb301 (35434) 2013-12-30 20:25
Hi dear Wanda
I just know that story--- ya this is a merit of TE.
Anway so funny, cute and lovely image in nice format, so hearwarming image too.
Thanks a lot for you caring with me and have a good new year 2014! Takero from Tokyo
Waylim (25186) 2013-12-31 8:50
When travelling through national parks, I have seen planty of Smokey Bear sign reminding us about the fire prevention and the condition of the fire danger, but I didn't know about the story of how it come about til now that I read your note. Very cool shot, the presence of the boy give nice comparition of the size, although the house alone would have give a good idea, but with a person right in front of it to campare it to is impressive and I can see he is thinking, one day I will grow to be this big :)
Happy New Year to you and Andre.