Smokey the Bear

It is fire season here in the Lahontan Valley so here is a blast from the past reminding us all to be safe! Pictured is Smokey the Bear on a firefighting plane in a Carson City parade in 1965. Smokey has been teaching the public about fire prevention since 1952 using his famous slogan, “Only you can prevent forest fires.”

This photo comes from a collection donated by John Reilly to the Churchill County Museum. Mr. Reilly, a native of Vermont, used a 35 mm Slide camera to capture images of Fallon and surrounding areas. His images, which were recently donated to the Churchill County Museum Association, depict the life of a serviceman in the 1960’s.

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