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The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Smokey Bear Blue Spruce

Picea pungens

 
 
Smokey Bear Blue Spruce Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 20, 2013
1. Smokey Bear Blue Spruce Marker
Inscription.  
Planted April 11, 1984
To honor the 40th birthday of
Smokey Bear


by
John R. Block, Secretary of Agriculture
R. Max Peterson, Chief, USDA Forest Service
and the
Forester's Wives Club of Washington, D.C.

 
Erected by Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsCommunicationsEnvironmentHorticulture & Forestry. A significant historical date for this entry is April 11, 1855.
 
Location. 38° 53.297′ N, 77° 1.903′ W. Marker is in The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of 14th Street Southwest (U.S. 1) and Jefferson Drive Southwest, on the right when traveling north on 14th Street Southwest. The marker is near the western parking area of the USDA building near the corner of 14th Street and Jefferson Drive Southwest. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jean Hillery and Thomas Quadros (within shouting distance of this marker); Yates Building (about 300
Early Smokey Bear campaign from the Ad Council. image. Click for full size.
By Ad Council, circa 1959
2. Early Smokey Bear campaign from the Ad Council.
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feet away, measured in a direct line); James Wilson (about 400 feet away); Wilson Memorial Arch (about 400 feet away); Escape Across the Potomac (about 400 feet away); Raoul Wallenberg Place (about 600 feet away); The General Dwight David Eisenhower Plaza (about 600 feet away); Steven Thomas Stefani IV (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Smokey Bear Statute. (Submitted on November 27, 2013, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
2. Smokey Bear: 75 Years of a Brand Icon. (Submitted on November 27, 2013, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
Smokey Bear Blue Spruce Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 20, 2013
3. Smokey Bear Blue Spruce Marker
Wide view of the marker and the blue spruce, with the USDA building in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2013, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 514 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 27, 2013, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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