During the Spanish colonial period in America, royal roads tied far-flung regions with Mexico City. Over this road, with its 2,500-mile route of ever-changing new roadways and trails, came settlers, missionaries, and soldiers who populated the settlements, missions, and presidios of East Texas and Northwest Louisiana.
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Did You Know?
The history and use of El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail transcends three historic periods - the Spanish colonial period, the Mexican period, and the Anglo-American period.