Help him celebrate but not like this.
Historic Portraits Tour the USA
To commemorate Smokey’s 75 years of contributions to the U.S. Forest Service and wildfire prevention, replicas of historic portraits by artist Rudolph Wendelin will travel to National Forests across the country throughout 2019. The touring exhibit consists of replicas provided by the National Agricultural Library.
June 3-16: Alpine Ranger District Office 42634 Hwy 180/191 Alpine, AZ on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.
June 3-16: Mt. Baker Ranger District, 810 State Route 20 Sedro Woolley, WA at in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
June 24-July 7: Centennial Visitor Center on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests Wyoming.
June 24 – July 7: Mogollon Rim Visitor Center Rim Rd. Payson, AZ on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
July 15-28: The National Grassland Visitor Center Wall, SD.
July 15-28: The BLM Wyoming State Office 5353 Yellowstone Road Cheyenne, WY.
Aug. 5-18: The Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center 1811 Meng Drive Crawford, NE on the Oglala National Grassland.
Aug. 5-18: The Gila N. F. Supervisor’s Office, 3005 E Camino del Bosque Silver City, NM.
Aug. 26-Sept. 8: The Sacramento Ranger District Office, 4 Lost Lodge Road Cloudcroft, NM on the Lincoln National Forest.
September 16-29: Lolo Pass Visitor Center on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests 44000 US-12 Lolo, MT.
October 28 – November 10: Red Rock Visitor Center and Ranger Station 8375 State Route 179 Sedona, AZ on the Coconino National Forest.
Oct. 28-Nov. 10: The Carson National Forest, El Rito Ranger Station, State Road 554, Building 1221 El Rito, NM.
Nov. 18-Dec. 1: The Carson National Forest Supervisor’s Office 208 Cruz Alta Road Taos, NM.
Nov. 18-Dec. 1: The Pagosa Ranger District Office on the San Juan National Forest 180 Pagosa Street Pagosa Springs, CO
December 9-22: Uinta-Wasatch-Cache N.F., Ogden Union Station 2501 Wall Ave Ogden, UT.
December 9-22: Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center
After a year hiatus, Capitan rolled out the red carpet for Smokey Bear Days. This year they, along with the rest of the nation, they celebrated Smokey’s 75th like it was a once in a lifetime celebration. Below are photos taken by members of the SBA that attended.
Pictured above is what is thought to be the rarest Smokey cookie jar in existence. Speaking of Smokey food, below is a picture of a box of Smokey Bear ice cream. The boxes still exist but no ice cream is know to have survived.
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