Ravenous Decay (Rt. 66/Choctaw Rd) - Arcadia, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
N 35° 39.668 W 097° 15.899
14S E 657047 N 3947750
Quick Description: Rt 66 and Choctaw Rd. is a site mentioned in Rebecca Morsman's book Ravenous Decay, a zombie novel set in Arcadia, Oklahoma.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 10/28/2011 9:25:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMCZ0T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
Views: 15

Long Description:
Ravenous Decay is a work of fiction by Edmond, OK author Rebecca Morsman. The setting is Arcadia, OK at a ranch on Choctaw Rd (north of 2nd St/Rt. 66). Choctaw Rd. is lined with farms and rural dwellings, including the Rt. 66 Rock of Ages farm at the northwest corner.

The main character Claire brings along her much loved and constant canine companion Jet, as she embarks on a new job as a horse trainer. Claire arrives at the ranch that is owned by Micah and becomes acquainted with the small but very close staff. They are a great group of people, and the ranch is a haven for them all.

When a neighbor's dog shows up badly injured and acting aggressive, a group from the ranch drives next door to alert the owners. What they find are the two bodies that have been attacked and mutilated. The man is barely alive, and the group attempts to rush him to the nearest hospital. The man "awakens" and viciously attacks his would-be rescuers.

The rest of the plot involves more victims (both human and canine), and a desperate attempt to find out what exactly is going on and how far this virus has spread. With no contact with the outside world, the ranch staff are left to deal with the matter themselves.

(I won't say any more about the plot so as to not ruin the fun for anyone else).

Claire has a specific way of calming herself (yoga mantras didn't work for her): she repeats the words Pottawattamie County. Pottawattamie is not only a County in Oklahoma, but also the name of a street that is a few miles east of the above mentioned intersection.

This a good read, and I enjoyed the plot, but I have never in my entire life read a book with more misused words/spelling errors. These are errors that a spell checker would not catch, but a human should.

I just learned that the cover has been changed, so I'm glad I purchased the book with the original cover art (I like it).

Here is a mentions of this intersection in Ravenous Decay:
p. 14: "Finally, I'm at the last stop sign I will be facing on Rt. 66. I turn on my left hand blinker and check that the street sign says Choctaw Rd. and not 'Welcome to Hell'."
Short Description: The intersection of Rt. 66 (2nd St) and Choctaw Rd is where the main character turns to head to her new job on a ranch.

Book Title: Ravenous Decay

First Year Published: 2011

Author's Name: Rebecca Morsman

Name of Waymarked Item: Intersection of 2nd St./Choctaw Rd.

Location of Item: Rt. 66/Choctaw Rd.

More Information:
The main character in this book is Claire, a young woman from Edmond who accepts a job working on a ranch in Arcadia, OK. As she heads from her apartment in Edmond to Arcadia (20 min. drive), she turns onto Choctaw Rd. to get to the ranch.

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