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Big Blend Radio: El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail

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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 the 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. Today you can drive this historic trail from Laredo, Texas to Natchitoches, Louisiana, that will take you to over 30 historic sites and lead you through over 300 years of Louisiana and Texas frontier settlement and development.

This Big Blend Radio interview features Arlene Gould - Executive Director of Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Steven Fullen - Cane River National Heritage Area and El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association. The interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on April 26, 2017. Photo: Rebecca Blankenbaker Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc.