Bombing Reminder Will Occupy A Prominent Place In The Maps 3 Downtown Park

By William CrumStaff writer wcrum@oklahoman.comA descendant of the Survivor Tree will live and grow in Oklahoma City's MAPS 3 downtown park. The Survivor Tree is the American elm that withstood the 1995 terrorist bombing that destroyed the Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. A sapling grown from Survivor Tree seeds will be planted in Scissortail Park on Friday, the 24th anniversary of the bombing. Former Mayor Mick Cornett first brought up the idea of including a Survivor Tree in the park around 2010, early in the planning. He said he was “always trying to draw the past into the present.Read more on NewsOK.com

 

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