• Aerial View of Fort Larned

    Fort Larned

    National Historic Site Kansas

Event Details

  • 08/31/2014

    Location: 1767 KS Highway 156 | Map Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Fee Information: No admittance fee Contact Name: Fort Larned Visitor Center Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 620-285-6911
Smokey Bear was born on August 9, 1944 when the U.S. Forest Service worked with the Ad Council to create a fictional bear to promote their forest fire prevention efforts. Through many print print and video ads over the past 70 years, Smokey became one this country's most beloved fire prevention spokesperson, always reminding us all that most forest fires are caused by human carelessness with his famous advice that "Only YOU can prevent forest fires."

Besides our regular living history activities and programs, we'll have Smokey prints on display, a birthday cake and card to sign, and the Larned Fire Department will be on hand from 1 - 2 pm with fire equipment and Smokey memorabilia to hand out.