Few People Know That New Mexico Is The Birthplace Of Smokey Bear, The Wildfire Prevention Symbol

Did you know one of America’s most famous bears can trace part of his heritage to New Mexico? For one tiny bear cub, a real-life tragedy in Lincoln National Forest gave meaning to reduce wildfires.

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By modern standards, the Capitan Gap fire that orphaned Smokey was small. Read about the state’s most devastating wildfires in 4 Devastating New Mexico Wildfires That Have Gone Down In History.

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