Smoky the Bear

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Smoky the Bear

Post by Dana » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:21 am

Today is Smoky's 75th birthday. Let's be careful with the candles!

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Re: Smoky the Bear

Post by cowgirl » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:02 pm

Yogi Bear: "I'm smarter than the av-er-age bear!"
"Keep your 'sites' on The Rifleman"
"The Rifleman hits the 'Mark' every week on abc."
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Re: Smoky the Bear

Post by wildwest » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:09 pm

and what were some of the other famous bears in movies or TV?

Winnie the Pooh Bear
BJ and the Bear......why was this called 'bear' when it was about a chimp??
Care Bears.....I think my daughter had them alPanda bears
Grizzley bears
the Three bears
teddy Bears
Grizzly Adams TV show....(trained bears)
Paddington Bear
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Re: Smoky the Bear

Post by cowgirl » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:31 am

cowgirl wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:02 pm
Yogi Bear: "I'm smarter than the av-er-age bear!"
Sorry about that, I was thinking Yogi, not Smokey.
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Re: Smoky the Bear

Post by Dana » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:16 pm

The Smoky the Bear ads are one of the longest-running public service announcements.

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Re: Smoky the Bear

Post by Dana » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:00 am

Smoky the Bear came into being at least in part due to some Deadly fires in Southern California in early 1942. At the time, there was great fear of a Japanese invasion on the West Coast. Could someone please upload some info on the Battle of Los Angeles? Thanks.

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Re: Smoky the Bear

Post by wildwest » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:00 pm

very interesting....I did not know about this....thanks Dana


Date February 24–25, 1942
Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Deaths At least 5[1]

The Battle of Los Angeles, also known as The Great Los Angeles Air Raid, is the name given by contemporary sources to the rumored attack by Japan and subsequent anti-aircraft artillery barrage which took place from late February 24 to early February 25, 1942, over Los Angeles, California.[2][3] The incident occurred less than three months after the United States entered World War II in response to the Imperial Japanese Navy's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, and one day after the bombardment of Ellwood on February 23. Initially, the target of the aerial barrage was thought to be an attacking force from Japan, but speaking at a press conference shortly afterward, Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox called the incident a "false alarm". Newspapers of the time published a number of reports and speculations of a cover-up.
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Re: Smoky the Bear

Post by Dana » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:59 am

Thank you, wildwest!

The Battle of Los Angeles was one of the reasons for one of the more shameful acts in American history: The internment of many loyal Japanese American citizens.

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