Route 66 runs just north of the Ozark Mountains as it crosses the state of Missouri on it’s way to California. Known for many years as “Bloody 66” as it crossed this state and many lives were lost. It get’s HOT here in the Ozarks! Many things have changed, but crime still exists.
To the south about 35 miles is Mtn. High, where a Civil War battle was fought. The battle nearly destroyed the small town of less than 100 residents, which immediately started to grow back.
This area has a rather unique layer of limestone that goes very deep down under this entire area of the state. It’s perfect for building homes, crushed stone for use in blacktop and concrete, with the Carter Quarry being what has made this area prosper. A dark brown skinned couple have managed this quarry for many years. T-era Rodriquez and General Xavier Emerson manage this business, no one seems to know how long they have lived in this area.
Much of this pit quarry, hole in the ground was turned into Camelot Lake many years ago. There is a guarded steel bridge that goes out over the lake, said to be the only way to Carter Island. Rumors tell of a large medieval stone castle out there where Old Man Carter lives with his four beautiful young oriental wives. Michael Carter is a legend, who no one besides Rodriquez and Emerson have ever seen, they manage all of his business affairs in this area. This couple live out on the island and receive very few visitors.
Today the population of Mtn. High is near 50,000, with 20,000 USAF personnel and another 20,000 civilian workers building “TOP SECRET” aircraft in a very large underground facility. T-era Rodriquez owns Mtn. High’s three banks, dealerships for every known brand of car in the entire world, and the Airport, Truck-Stop Mall which is open 24/7 serving truckers and airport customers. The four Carter wives Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, and Ruby are seen two or three times each year having lunch with Rosie who owns the Airport-Truck Stop Mall Diner. There are several 747 big passenger jets, private aircraft, and military aircraft coming and going around the clock daily.