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El Camino Real -- Pine Springs Campground, Cherokee Co. TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 31° 28.576 W 095° 17.245
15R E 282695 N 3484652
Quick Description: A well-known campground along the El Camino Real de los Tejas, known for its free-flowing springs
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/25/2018 3:40:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMXKR2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
The Pine Springs Campground is a well known watering place, stopping point, and Campground from prehistoric times to the modern era. It is located in Cherokee County taxes along the route of the El Camino Real, or in modern terminology, the Texas State Highway 21.

A state historic marker at the site reads as follows:

"PINE SPRINGS CAMPGROUND

A favorite campsite of Tejas Indians in the years before European settlers arrived, this location was used in turn by explorers, Spanish missionaries, traders and armies. Travelers were attracted by abundant game, including deer and wild turkey, and fresh water which flowed from springs 300 feet from El Camino Real (The King's Highway.) Nineteenth century pioneers ringed their wagons in the grove and rested en route to settlements. Hunting parties later camped at Pine Springs for weeks at a time. (1972)"
Feature Discription: El Camino Real Historical 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

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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