Smokey Bear Historical Park

Smokey Bear's Song - Reprinted here by permission from the USDA Forest Service, the AD Council and the National Association of State Foresters.

Written during the height of Smokey Bear's popularity, the song celebrates the world's most famous bear. In a move that has spawned debate over Smokeys real name ever since, the song was written using a "the" in Smokey's name so that the words could fit the melody.


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