In January 2016, we lost Laurel R. Kane, beloved operator of the visitor's center at Afton Station.
Visitors to Afton Station from around the world would find, and later seek out, a welcome and a smile from Laurel. Her vast knowledge of the "Mother Road," her kind nature and quick wit endeared her to those who stopped by Afton Station, making her a Route 66 celebrity. "Oh, we love our visitors," Laurel was known to say. Since opening Afton Station, Laurel reckoned she greeted over 7,000 visitors a year.
Here is her obituary as published in the Tulsa World, from February 14, 2016.
For more information about Afton Station, including operating hours and contact information, please visit the Afton Station website, www.aftonstationroute66.com.
- The Kane Family