Stories on El Camino Real de los Tejas cover how the trail served as a line of defense for New Spain; how American Indian lifeways changed forever; how shifting routes developed to meet the needs of travelers; and how the trail represented dramatic socioeconomic change in the 1800s. Visit this page often to view exhibits that tell the stories through time.
Did You Know?
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.