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Home of the Braves
An exhibit by the National Archives at Atlanta would be incomplete without a section for the hometown team, the Atlanta Braves. Although the Braves organization is the oldest continually operating sports franchise in America, its legacy in Atlanta started in 1966 when the team moved from Milwaukee to the friendly confines of Atlanta Stadium (which later became Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in 1976). Baseball teams do not often interact with federal government agencies; however, on a day in 1988 the team welcomed some employees and representatives of the United States Forest Service, including Smokey Bear, Miss Georgia Forestry, and Miss Gum Turpentine.
Homer the Brave

Homer the Brave

ca. 1988

Smokey Bear and John Smoltz

John Smoltz

ca. 1988

Smokey Bear and Ozzie Virgil

Ozzie Virgil

ca. 1988

Smokey Bear with Miss Georgia Forestry and Miss Gum Turpentine

Mascots and Beauty Queens

ca. 1988

Smokey Bear and Homer the Brave with Miss Georgia Forestry and Miss Gum Turpentine

Mascots and Beauty Queens

ca. 1988

Russ Nixon with Miss Gum Turpentine and Miss Georgia Forestry

Manager
Russ Nixon

ca. 1988

Smokey Bear with Bruce Benedict

Bruce Benedict

ca. 1988