El Camino Real de Los Tejas National Historic Trail – Texas and Louisiana

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EL CAMINO REAL DE LOS TEJAS NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL – TEXAS & LOUISIANA

ON BIG BLEND RADIO: hear about what you can experience on the El Camino real de los Tejas National Historic Trail with featured guests Arlene Gould and Kelli West of Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau in Natchitoches, the oldest city in Louisiana, and Tasha Byrd, owner of Tasha’s Country Kitchen in St Augustine, Texas. Watch here in the YouTube player or download the podcast on PodBean, or SoundCloud.

Established in 2004 as a National Historic Trail, the El Camino Real de Los Tejas was a “royal road” that spanned approximately 2500 miles from Mission San Juan Bautista Guerrero, Mexico to Fort St. Jean Baptiste in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Translating to “The Royal Road of the Tejas” (Indians), as for hundreds of years it was one of the many trail routes used by Native Americans for trading, the El Camino Real de los Tejas was first followed and marked by Spanish explorers and missionaries in the 1700s. Today you can drive this historic trail from Laredo, Texas to Natchitoches, Louisiana, that will take you to over 30 historic sites and lead you through over 300 years of Louisiana and Texas frontier settlement and development.

For maps and more information, visit www.NPS.gov/elte and https://www.elcaminorealdelostejas.org/.

 

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