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El Camino Real -- DAR Marker No. 7, Mission Dolores SHS, San Augustine TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 31° 31.379 W 094° 06.937
15R E 394078 N 3488103
Quick Description: No. 7 of 128 pink granite El Camino Real markers placed by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1918 stands along the route of the Old San Antonio Road at the site of Mission Dolores State historic site at San Augustine TX
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/11/2018 8:21:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMXGRZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:
This pink granite DAR marker was placed in 1918 as a statewide project by the Daughters of the American Revolution to mark the route of the Old San Antonio Road.

The marker is located at the Mission Dolores state historic site near downtown San Augustine.

The DAR marker reads as follows:

"KING'S HIGHWAY
CAMINO REAL
Old San Antonio Road

Marked by the
Daughters of the
American Revolution
and the State of Texas
A. D. 1918"

From the Texas Historical Commission: (visit link)

"History of State of Texas Historical Markers
The State of Texas first commemorated a historical site in 1856 by contributing to marking graves at the San Jacinto battleground. In 1858, the Legislature bought an existing Alamo monument, built in 1841 with stones gathered from the battle site. William Nangle and Joseph Cox of San Antonio designed the ten-foot high pyramid on a square pedestal to be portable, and it traveled to Houston, New Orleans and Austin. After the state acquired the monument it was moved to the Capitol, and ultimately destroyed in the 1881 fire that razed that building.

. . .

From 1915-18, the State of Texas and the Daughters of the American Revolution together placed 123 pink granite markers about every five miles along the King’s Highway, also known as Camino Real or Old San Antonio Road, the trail blazed in 1690 by Alonso de Leon. Surveyor V. N. Zively mapped the route through south, central and east Texas. Most of these markers are still intact."

From the Texas Historical Commission: (visit link)

"Mission Dolores was a Spanish mission built in 1721 in what is now San Augustine County, just 20 miles west of the Texas-Louisiana border. The site tells an important history about the Native American experience with Texas’ earliest European settlers. Today, there are no historic above-ground remains of the mission. The mission site has been confirmed by archeological investigations and historical records. Mission Dolores is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated State Antiquities Landmark. El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail also passes through the property. Visitors can explore the site’s history at the museum where interpretive displays tell the story of Mission Dolores. The property also has a campground, picnic area, and group pavilions."
Feature Discription: El Camino Real DAR Marker

Web address for the route: [Web Link]

Secondary Web Address: [Web Link]

Beginning of the road: Natchitoches LA

End of the road: Guerrero MX

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