Jasper National Park


James Simpkins’ (1910-2004) anthropomorphic Jasper bear cartoon was created in 1948. He was an urbane, friendly bear with a wife and two cubs. A typical jasper cartoon involved a hibernating Jasper being woken by a golf ball flying into the den and hitting him in the head. Jasper, happily calls out to his sleeping family, “Wake up, everyone. It’s spring.” In 1962, Jasper was adopted as the official mascot for Jasper National Park in Alberta. A statue of Jasper was erected at the train station in downtown Jasper.  –Wikipedia

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