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Property Name Lobanillo Swales
Reference Number R_A_15000839
State Texas
County Sabine
Town
Street Address Address Restricted
Multiple Property Submission Name Historic Resources of El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail
Status Listed 11/24/2015
Areas of Significance Archaeology/ Historic (Non-Aboriginal); Exploration/Settlement; Transportation
Link to full file R_A_15000839.pdf
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Lobanillo Swales ( 41 SB422) is nominated under the Historic Resources of El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Multiple Property Documentation Form (MPDF), which was approved by the National Park Service in 2014. The site maintains its integrity and has direct association with El Camino Real de los Tejas during the period of significance outlined in the MPDF, 1690-1821. Lobanillo Swales is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places at the state level of significance under Criterion A in the areas of Exploration/Settlement and Transportation, as well as under Criterion D in the area of Archeology (Historic-Non-Aboriginal). The swales represent historic cultural human pathways and pack mule, cart, and wagon alterations to the landscape and shed light on human activity during the period of significance. The undulating landmarks were created through perennial impact of travel and use, which incised the landscape as much as 18 feet deep and 12 feet wide. The swales are a unique feature along El Camino Real where travelers on the historic road traversed upland terraces down to rivers, creeks, or streams and often left evidence of their cultural material during stop overs adjacent to swales. The archaeological context is intact and allows researchers to draw conclusions about these site types and its past inhabitants that used the site. Additionally, the site is likely to yield information important in history that pertains to the specific research questions about the history of El Camino Real. Lobanillo Swales is directly associated with the history and evolution of El Camino Real and represents the diminishing physical remnants of the people and events associated with El Camino Real across the centuries of its existence.

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