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SMOKEY BEAR IS 73 YEARS OLD TODAY

Smokey Bear’s debut poster (above) was released on August 9, 1944, which is
considered his birthday. Overseen by the Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention
Campaign, the first poster was illustrated by Albert Staehle. That same year,
Forest Service worker Rudy Wendelin became the full-time campaign artist;
he was considered Smokey Bear’s "manager" until he retired in 1973.   

  
  
  
  
  
 

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Artist Albert Staehle

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ROSS SIMPSON

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             (February 22, 1732  – December 14, 1799)

George Washington’s older half-brother, Lawrence, used personal connections
with the Fairfax family to have him appointed official surveyor for Culpeper
County, a prestigious position.

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Andy Warhol (Andrew Warhola) (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987)  

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BRIAN THOMAS

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Norman Perceval Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978)

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Launch of space shuttle Discovery on it’s Maiden Voyage in 1995.

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               Astronaut Eileen Collins at pilot’s station onboard
               shuttle Discovery.

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