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A look back at Lucille Hamons

Bob Hall, who used to work at KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City, posted this report from 1988 about Lucille Hamons, owner of Lucille’s service station on Route 66 in Hydro, Okla.

This is interesting to watch, mostly because it was before Michael Wallis’ best-selling “Route 66: The Mother Road” was published, kick-starting Route 66’s renaissance.

I’m pretty sure the book Hamons was signing was “Route 66: The Highway and Its People.” The book by writer Susan Croce Kelly and photographer Quinta Scott was published in 1988, and comes highly recommended.

Hamons died in 2000. The station is closed, but it was fixed up a few years ago as a nice roadside stop. Lucille’s, built in 1929, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

(Image of Lucille’s in April 2013 by Larry Myhre, via Flickr)

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One thought on “A look back at Lucille Hamons

  1. steve sumpter

    Does anyone know if there are any issues related to selling pictures taken of any route 66 buildings or landmarks. Can the photographer sell his own images?

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