Smokey the Bear turns 70

The iconic bear, who has been the figurehead of the U.S. Forest Service's anti-fire campaign, turns 70 years old this year.

  • Smokey Bear is pictured in a series of US Forest Service posters (L-R 1945, 1966 and 2007) in this combination of undated handout photos � Handout . / Reuters

  • Smokey Bear is pictured in a 1945 US Forest Service poster in this undated handout photo � Handout . / Reuters

  • Smokey Bear is pictured in a 1944 US Forest Service poster in this undated handout photo � Handout . / Reuters

  • Smokey Bear is pictured in a 1960 US Forest Service poster in this undated handout photo � Handout . / Reuters

  • Smokey Bear is pictured in a 1962 US Forest Service poster in this undated handout photo � Handout . / Reuters

  • Smokey Bear is pictured in a 1945 US Forest Service poster in this undated handout photo � Handout . / Reuters

  • Smokey Bear is pictured in a 1962 US Forest Service poster in this undated handout photo � Handout . / Reuters

  • Smokey Bear is pictured in a 1964 US Forest Service poster in this undated handout photo � Handout . / Reuters

  • Smokey Bear is pictured in a 1967 US Forest Service poster in this undated handout photo � Handout . / Reuters

  • Smokey Bear is pictured in a 1960 US Forest Service poster in this undated handout photo � Handout . / Reuters

  • Smokey Bear is pictured in a 1967 US Forest Service poster in this undated handout photo � Handout . / Reuters

  • Smokey Bear is pictured in a 1957 US Forest Service poster in this undated handout photo � Handout . / Reuters

  • Smokey Bear is pictured in a 1966 US Forest Service poster in this undated handout photo � Handout . / Reuters

  • Smokey Bear is pictured in a 1962 US Forest Service poster in this undated handout photo � Handout . / Reuters

  • Smokey Bear is pictured in a US Forest Service poster in this undated handout photo � Handout . / Reuters

  • Smokey Bear is pictured in a 1981 US Forest Service poster in this undated handout photo � Handout . / Reuters

  • Smokey Bear is pictured in a 1982 US Forest Service poster in this undated handout photo � Handout . / Reuters

  • Smokey Bear is pictured in a 2007 US Forest Service poster in this undated handout photo � Handout . / Reuters

  • Smokey Bear is pictured in a 2004 US Forest Service poster in this undated handout photo � Handout . / Reuters

  • Smokey Bear is pictured in a 2011 US Forest Service poster in this undated handout photo � Handout . / Reuters