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Root of this debate is progress vs. history Published: May 30, 2013

CLAREMORE -- A part of the landscape around the old Rogers County Courthouse is in danger, the Claremore Progress reports.

But a group of local residents wants to save it. So, the group has formed "Save the Courthouse Tree" and is using Facebook to promote its effort.

At the root of the commotion is a question of progress vs. history. While considering design of a new courthouse, planners may be looking at eventually tearing down the old one for parking.

Also in danger of being removed are the trees around the current structure. One in particular has been on the site for decades.

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