• Mission San Jose

    El Camino Real de los Tejas

    National Historic Trail TX,LA

A Photographic Journey of the Trail

You are about to travel 2,500 miles, from Mission San Juan Bautista Guerrero, Mexico to Fort St. Jean Baptiste Nachitoches Parish, Natchitoches, Louisianaall along El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trailexperiencing the trail through 30 selected images.

 
Main page collage
Clockwise: (1) Guerrero cemetery, Mexico, (2) Mission Espada acequia, San Antonio, Texas, (3) Hurricane Shoals, Houston - Leon Counties, Texas, (4) Sugarloaf Mountain, Milam County, Texas, (5) Fort St. Jean Baptiste National Historic Site, Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Christopher Talbot
 

Christopher Talbot, Professor of Photography at Stephen F. Austin State University, took over 300 images, 30 of which were selected for this traveling exhibit. "I have always been interested in landscape and man's connection to it. When I learned that a segment of the historic El Camino Real passes through my property, I was drawn to learn about the road and to photograph its remnants. As I got to know the trail, I came to realize what an amazing piece of history it is. The overlapping historic and modern uses of the trail are the subject of this work." said Talbot.

This exhibit was made possible through the Challenge Cost Share Program in cooperation with Stephen F. Austin State University.

The photo journey starts in Mexico, travels across Texas, and ends in northwest Louisiana.

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ELTE trail map
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Did You Know?

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

Long-standing rivalries of European colonial powers for control of lands in the New World were played out along evolving travel routes that became El Camino Real de los Tejas, now a national historic trail.