Tuesday Jul 19, 2022

El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail - Northwest Louisiana and East Texas

This episode of Big Blend Radio's 3rd Tuesday "Go to Natchitoches" Show focuses on the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail. Featured guests are Arlene Gould and Kelli West of Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau that promotes tourism to Natchitoches, the oldest city in Louisiana, and Tasha Byrd, owner of Tasha's Country Kitchen in St Augustine, Texas.

Established in 2004 as a National Historic Trail, the El Camino Real de Los Tejas was a “royal road” that spanned approximately 2500 miles from Mission San Juan Bautista Guerrero, Mexico to Fort St. Jean Baptiste in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Translating to “The Royal Road of the Tejas” (Indians), as for hundreds of years it was one of the many trail routes used by Native Americans for trading, the El Camino Real de los Tejas was first followed and marked by Spanish explorers and missionaries in the 1700s. More: https://nationalparktraveling.com/listing/el-camino-real-de-los-tejas-national-historic-trail/ 

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