Giant Bears (page 2)

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Smokey Bear
International Falls, MN
This Smokey Bear statue stands 26 feet tall and is accompanied by two smaller cubs. This fiberglass statue was created by Gordon Displays in 1954. Smokey has been dressed in different shirts over the years. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. [map]

Smokey Bear
Capitan, NM
Great Root Bear
Lancaster, WI
Great Root Bear
Neillsville, WI
Stoney Bear
Robertsdale, AL
This wood-carved Smokey Bear statue is located in front of the Smokey Bear Restaurant. It has been there since at least 2007. Capitan has been associated with Smokey since 1950 when a badly burned bear cub was found after a forest fire in the nearby mountains. He was the original Smokey. For more, see this website. [map]

There is another statue inside the Smokey Bear Museum in town.

The A&W Great Root Bear character was introduced in Canada in 1974. The mascot wasn't used in the U.S. until later. I don't know how many of these statues were made but I don't think A&W is making them anymore. The only other locations that I know of that still have these statues are in Pine Island, MN and Wittenberg, WI. There is or was a similar statue in Bangkok, Thailand. [Lancaster map]; [Neillsville map]

Stoney Bear is a repainted A&W Great Root Bear statue. It stands in front of Stoneworks, a building materials business. [map]

More Bears:
Bear (Talkeetna, AK)
Bear (Tamiami, FL)
Bear (Macon, GA)
A&W Great Root Bear (Union City, IN)
Bear (Stilwell, KS)
Bear (Haughton, LA)
Smokey the Bear (Kittery, ME)
Bear (Union, MI)
Bear & Bull (St. Louis, MO)
Bears (Bigfork, MT)
Bear (Bear Grass, NC)
Smokey the Bear (Raleigh, NC) [gone?]
A&W Bear (Seaside Heights, NJ)
Smokey the Bear (Columbus, OH)
Topiary Bear (Sandy, OR)
Standing Bear (Bushkill, PA)
Bear (Barrackville, WV)

Bear (St. Albert, AB)
Smokey the Bear (Revelstoke, BC)
Bear & Fish Fountain (Gravenhurst, ON)
Black Bear (Kapukasing, ON)
Black Bear (Parry Sound, ON)
Fishing Bears (Sault Ste. Marie, ON)
Winnie the Pooh (White River, ON)
Koala Bear (Victoria, AU)

Yogi Bear, Boo-Boo Bear & Ranger Smith [gone]
Rocky Mount, NC
These Yogi Bear, Boo-Boo Bear and Ranger Smith statues once stood at a Yogi Bear's Honey Fried Chicken restaurant. The restaurant chain built locations in the Southeast in the 1960s and 1970s. The only location left is in Hartsville, SC. The statues were based on Yogi Bear cartoon characters from the 1960s. This Yogi Bear statue is much older than most of the ones at Jellystone Parks (see below). His open mouth was a popular nesting place for birds so it was changed in later models. These statues of Yogi with the drumstick, as well as those of Ranger Smith, Boo-Boo Bear and Cindy Bear (missing from this group) are very rare. They might be the only ones left from the restaurant chain. These statues stood in front of someone's house. These photos are from 2010. The statues were still there in 2012. By 2017, the statues were gone. They are reportedly being restored and will eventually reappear at Leon Parker Signs in Nashville, NC. These statues were produced by International Fiberglass. These vintage photos courtesy of Terry Nelson: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.

According to one source, there were Yogi Bear Hamburgers restaurants in Sacramento and Carmichael, CA in the late 1960s that used these Yogi Bear and Ranger Smith statues as well.

Yogi Bear "Graveyard" [gone]
Halifax, NC
This Yogi Bear "Graveyard" contained dozens of statues of Yogi Bear, Boo-Boo Bear, Cindy Bear, and Ranger Smith. Since Yogi clutched a chicken drumstick, it's clear that these figures were cast-offs from a Yogi Bear Honey Fried Chicken restaurant. The chain was based in North Carolina. There were non-Yogi fiberglass animals here as well. These statues were installed sometime in the 1970s at a truck stop on the property. However, around 2003, they were dumped behind a fence at the back of the site and began deteriorating. Around 2008, the truck stop was rebuilt and the abandoned statues were removed. It's possible that these Rocky Mount statues shown above came from the truck stop before the rest of them were destroyed. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [photo thanks Les Parker]

Jellystone Park
Mill Run, PA
The Jellystone Park Camp Resort chain was established in 1969 and now has 70 locations in 27 states and Canada. I've heard that Jellystone Park originally used statues from the defunct Yogi Bear's Honey Fried Chicken chain (see above). However, all the statues that I have seen from both places appear to be different designs. For more, see this website.

I believe this Mill Run location has more Yogi Bear and related statues than any of the other locations. There are two basket-holding Yogi Bears (one much bigger than the other), one running Yogi, two Cindy Bear statues (one with a flower on her head, the other without), one Ranger Smith, and one Boo-Boo Bear. There is also an unrelated Cowboy and Bronco statue.

There are Ranger Smith and Cindy Bear statues in Unger, WV. I believe they came from a Jellystone Park.

Jellystone Park
Eureka, MO
I believe the entrance gate and sign are unique to this Jellystone Park. [map]

Jellystone Park
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Jellystone Park
Caledonia, WI
The sign at Jellystone Park in Wisconsin Dells was produced by International Fiberglass. I assume these signs were produced for other locations as well. I haven't been inside but this park's website shows some statues. [map]

The Jellystone Park in Caledonia features three Yogi Bear statues, a Cindy Bear, and a Ranger Smith. I might have missed a Boo-Boo Bear statue which was there in 2008. These photos are from 2011.

Jellystone Park
Estes Park, CO
This Jellystone Park features two Yogi Bear statues and one Boo-Boo Bear statue.

Jellystone Park
Fort Atkinson, WI
This Jellystone Park features all the characters. There is a giant Yogi Bear, two other Yogis, a Boo-Boo Bear, a Cindy Bear, and a Ranger Smith.

Yogi Bear
Cave City, KY
Yogi Bear
Emporia, VA
Yogi Bear
Hatch, NM
Yogi Bears
Brandon, SD
Yogi Bear
Seaside Heights, NJ
The Yogi Bear in Cave City stands in front of this Jellystone Park Camp Resort. There are several other identical statues on the property. For more, see this website. [map]

The Yogi Bear in Emporia is also at a Jellystone Park. For more, see this website.

The Yogi Bear in Hatch is located across the street from Sparky's restaurant. There are a number of other fiberglass statues of people and animals at the restaurant. [map]

The Yogi Bears in Brandon are also at a Jellystone Park. The first statue shown above has a different shaped face, foot position, and appears to have held something aloft in his right hand. There is another statue of this design in Kingston, NS. For more, see this website. [map]

The Yogi Bear in Seaside Heights is on the Pier with several other statues of people and animals. I have never seen a Yogi Bear statue with his arms akimbo like this.

More Jellystone Park statues:
Madison, FL
Orlando, FL
Bolton, NC
was Bridgeton, NC; now Chocowinity, NC
Luray, VA: 1, 2, 3
Niagara Falls, ON
Wiarton, ON

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