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El Camino Real -- LA SH 6, Natchitoches LA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 31° 45.795 W 093° 05.130
15R E 491903 N 3514197
Quick Description: Louisiana State Highway 6 is built on the original route of the El Camino Real, which passed through here.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 1/21/2015 3:47:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMN90C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
The waymark coordinates are for the pink granite El Camino Real marker erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Louisiana in 1956. The marker is next to the Natchitoches Visitor Center along LA SH 6, the original route of the El Camino Real.

The marker reads as follows:

"EL CAMINO REAL
KINGS HIGHWAY
OLD SAN ANTONIO TRACE

Traveled by St. Denis in 1714 from Natchitoches to the Rio Grande
Natchitoches, the oldest town in Louisiana, was established in 1714.
Marked by the state of Louisiana and the daughters of the American Revolution A.D. 1951

[map of Louisiana]
State Route 6 Natchitoches"
Road of Trail Name: El Camino Real

State: Louisiana

County: Natchitoches parish

Historical Significance:
The El Camino Real opened LA, TX, and the southwest to exploration and conquest by the Spanish Government. It led directly to the establishment of the Spanish Empire in this part of the New World.


Years in use: 1691-present (as LA SH 6)

How you discovered it:
learned about it from historic markers


Book on Wagon Road or Trial:
Following the Royal Road: A Guide to the Historic Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Paperback – December 15, 2006 by Hal Jackson


Website Explination:
http://www.natchitoches.net/history-culture/el-camino-real/


Why?:
exploration, conquest, trade, immigation


Directions:
Natchitoches Visitor Center 781 Front Street Natchitoches, LA 71457


Visit Instructions:
To post a log for this Waymark the poster must have a picture of either themselves, GPSr, or mascot. People in the picture with information about the waymark are preferred. If the waymarker can not be in the picture a picture of their GPSr or mascot will qualify. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Pictures must be of high quality (no cell phone pics)
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