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If the Fence Could Talk

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On April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City was changed forever when the unforgivable act of one individual took the lives of 168 men, women, and children and injured hundreds more. Following the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, a fence was stretched around two city blocks to protect the site during the rescue and recovery efforts.

If the Fence Could Talk shares what the fence became in the days, months and years that followed for the rescue workers, family members, friends and strangers who gathered at the site. From teddy bears and t-shirts to notes and flowers, for more than 20 years the fence has been a place where people come to remember. With a section remaining permanently, the fence remains a place of worship, solace, hope, and tears.

A volunteer for the Okla­homa City National Memorial since 1997, author Robison began working to the OKC National Memorial as an archivist. In 2000, Robison developed a library/information center dedicated to preparedness and prevention of terrorism for the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism. Later known as the Lawson Terrorism Information Center, the print and electronic resources gained international acclaim for its quality and quantity of lessons learned.

Margaret Reynolds Hoge was born and raised in Oklahoma City. Margaret is known for her realistic renderings of wildlife and landscapes. Her oil pastels can be found in residences and businesses throughout Oklahoma City.

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Amazing perspective! October 23, 2015
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Clinton, OK United States  
I was a child when the Oklahoma City Bombing occurred.  A friend of mine was injured in this atrocious act.  This book told the story of what I witnessed as a child, from 'the fence's' point of view.  I remember traveling to THE FENCE to pay respects...and I distinctly remember seeing the purple heart.  This story is an amazing tribute to all people that experienced this event, from the people who lost a loved one...to the rescue workers who worked the aftermath. A definite must for any Oklahoma  library collection.

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