Capitan in Lincoln County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Location. 33° 32.784′ N, 105° 34.463′ W. Marker is in Capitan, New Mexico, in Lincoln County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Smokey Bear Boulevard (U.S. 380) and Stanton Avenue (County Road 206). Touch for map. Marker is to the rear of the Smokey Bear Museum and gift shop. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 Smokey Bear Blvd, Capitan NM 88316, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Smokey Bear Historical Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Capitán (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Capitán (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different Capitán (approx. 1˝ miles away); Japanese Segregation Camp No. 1 (approx. 4.3 miles away); CCC Camp/German Internment Camp (approx. 4.4 miles away); Chapel (approx. 4˝ miles away); Officer's Quarters (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capitan.
Regarding Smokey Bear. Smokey Bear is the national symbol of the National Park Service's efforts to prevent forest fires, protect wildlife and conserve natural resources. The powerful print ad and poster campaign began in 1944, six years before the living Smokey Bear mentioned on this marker was found atop a charred tree in the Lincoln National Forest.
Also see . . . An agency icon at 50. A humorous look at the 50th Anniversary of the Smokey the Bear campaign to reduce forest fires. An essay written by Jim Carrier for the October 03, 1994 issue of High Country News. (Submitted on December 7, 2009.)
Additional keywords. Forest Fires
Categories. • Animals • Disasters • Environment • Natural Resources •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2009, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York. This page has been viewed 1,503 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 4, 2009, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Separate HMdb entry for the pedestal style historical marker near this marker. • Can you help?