• Mission San Jose

    El Camino Real de los Tejas

    National Historic Trail TX,LA


February 23, 2011

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Did You Know?

Daughters of the American Revolution granite marker sits on El Camino Real de los Tejas

Journals kept by early travelers on El Camino Real de los Tejas, a national historic trail, contain a wealth of information about the indigenous people they encountered, as well as the landscape, topography, plants, and animals. The Spaniards assigned place names to rivers, crossings, and campsites.