Smokey Bear

Smokey Bear (HMGOB)

Location: Capitan, NM 88316 Lincoln County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 32.784', W 105° 34.463'

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This is the resting place of the first living Smokey Bear. In 1950 when Smokey was a tiny cub, wildfire burned his forest home in the nearby Capitan Mountains of the Lincoln National Forest. Firefighters found the badly burned cub clinging to a blackened tree and saved his life. In June 1950,the cub was flown to our Nation's Capitol to become the living symbol of wildfire prevention and wildlife conservation. After 25 years he was replaced by another orphaned black bear from the Lincoln National Forest.
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HM NumberHMGOB
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Year Placed1976
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 4:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 446676 N 3712011
Decimal Degrees33.54640000, -105.57438333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 32.784', W 105° 34.463'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 32' 47.04" N, 105° 34' 27.78" W
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Area Code(s)505
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-154 W Creek Rd, Capitan NM 88316, US
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