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 Smokey Bear turns 75!!

Smokey Bear is a national symbol in fire prevention. Originally born as a graphic representation in 1944; a living symbol of the icon came into being in 1950 after a forest fire in Capitan, NM left a bear cub badly burned. This year, 2019, marks the 75th birthday of Smokey Bear. Here at the NM State Library we have a number of federal and state documents that are about or make use of the icon. There are activity books and comics as well as campaign materials. From our southwest collection we have works dedicated to Smokey and his connection to New Mexico.

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Maps at New Mexico State Library

Topographic, highway, 3-dimensional, FIMO, historical are just some of the types of maps which can be found in the collections here at NMSL. On display right now are some of our more visually and historically interesting maps. In addition we have books that discuss the cartographic process used to illustrate the southwestern United States. Our history would not be complete without an understanding of how our landscape was physically and visually understood over time.

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