El Camino Real -- Normangeee TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 31° 01.503 W 096° 06.909
14R E 775388 N 3435953
Quick Description: A pink granite monument erected during the centennial of the State of Texas in 1936 preserves the history of this ancient road.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 5/19/2014 3:37:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMKR1B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:
This tall pink granite Centennial Monument to the importance of the El Camino Real stands just west of the intersection of the OSR highway (the only non-numbered highway in Texas, OSR for Old Spanish Road) and the Farm to Market road 39 near downtown Normangee TX. The monument reads as follows:

"EL CAMINO REAL

THE OLD SAN ANTONIO ROAD

First blazed in 1691 by Captain Don domingo Teran De Los Rios first provincial governor of Texas. In an expedition officially directed by Father Fray damian Massanet O-F-M Apostolic Missionary and explorer in Texas. the general route was northeast from the Rio Grande to the San Antonio River thence across the Guadalupe, San Marcos, Colorado, Brazos, and Trinity Rivers to the missions in east Texas. Other expeditions taking the same route: Espinosa Olivares Aquirre in 1709, St. Denis in 1714, Ramon in 1716, Alarcon in 1718, marquis of Aguayo in 1720, Moses Austin in 1820. The Republic of Texas Officially made this road a boundary between a number of empresarial land grants.

Normangee - Home of the Old San Antonio Road Association.

Erected by the State of Texas 1936"
Feature Discription: tall pink granite monument in a field by the OSR

Web address for the route: [Web Link]

Secondary Web Address: [Web Link]

Beginning of the road: Los Adaes

End of the road: Presidio del Rio Grande

Visit Instructions:
We ask that if you visit the site, please include a unique picture with your impressions of the location. If possible, and if you are not too shy, please include yourself and your group in the photo. Extra points will be given for your best buffalo imitation or if you are licking something salty.
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