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Oklahoma City in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Survivor Tree

 
 
Survivor Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 23, 2011
1. Survivor Tree Marker
Inscription.

This American Elm was surrounded by a parking lot filled with burning vehicles on April 19, 1995. It survived the impact of the explosion and became known as the Survivor Tree, an important symbol of resilience to the family members of those killed, survivors, rescue workers and people around the country. Photographs of this tree date back to the 1920's when it stood in the backyard of a family's home.
 
Erected by Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.
 
Location. 35° 28.405′ N, 97° 30.998′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 620 North Harvey Avenue, Oklahoma City OK 73102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Team 5 Requiem (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Survivor Tree (a few steps from this marker); Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum (a few steps from this marker); Rescuer Orchard
Survivor Tree image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 23, 2011
2. Survivor Tree
(within shouting distance of this marker); Journal Record Building South Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Children's Area (within shouting distance of this marker); Oklahoma City Bombing Children's Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
Also see . . .  Oklahoma City Naitonal Memorial & Museum. (Submitted on October 18, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. DisastersHorticulture & Forestry
 
Survivor Tree From Reflecting Pool image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 23, 2011
3. Survivor Tree From Reflecting Pool
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 18, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on October 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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