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Get Outta Town: Pay your respects to wildfire prevention icon Smokey Bear

Ursine national forest symbol is buried in his home state of New Mexico

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The first bear to serve as Smokey Bear is buried at the Smokey Bear Historical Park in Capitan, New Mexico.
Courtesy of National Agricultural Library

The mascot Smokey Bear, depicted first in a painting from the 1940, predated the real-life Smokey by several years.