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?
Throughout the 19th century, portions of El Camino Real de los Tejas, now a national historic trail, became known as the Old San Antonio Road and were used as immigration routes for people coming from the United States.