Lucille Hamons

Legendary Lucille Hamons, “Mother of the Mother Road” as the title of her book proclaims, had a service station along Route 66 in Hydro Oklahoma known as Lucille’s Place.  For over sixty years until the day she died in 2000, Lucille was known for her kindness to those in need and weathered many business ups and downs including the Great Depression, terrible car and bus accidents and being bypassed by the Interstate. In the 1990s, Lucille enjoyed some time in the spotlight when interest in Route 66 resurged.  Lucille’s became a destination spot for Route 66 roadies, classic car enthusiasts and international visitors. In 1997, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.



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