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It's called the "survivor tree" for a reason. It's bark is black - charred from the fiery inferno that touched it twenty-four years ago. It's scars are still evident that it has a story to tell. The tree is more than 90 years old, and it is located in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. 
On April 19, 1995, the tree witnessed the worst of human nature as a young man detonated a truck-full of explosives in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 people and destroying the whole north face of the building. Prior to the bombing, it had provided shade in the hot summer days. Now, cars parked near it caught fire from the explosion, scorching part of the tree's trunk and branches. 
As the investigation into the domestic act of terrorism continued, the tree was nearly cut down in an effort to recover valuable bits of evidence lodged in it's trunk and limbs. But a few determined people realized that this tree was a symbol of survival and hope…

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