A Photographic Journey of the Trail


You are about to travel 2,500 miles, from Mission San Juan Bautista Guerrero, Mexico to Fort St. Jean Baptiste Nachitoches Parish, Natchitoches, Louisianaall along El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trailexperiencing the trail through 30 selected images.

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Clockwise: (1) Guerrero cemetery, Mexico, (2) Mission Espada acequia, San Antonio, Texas, (3) Hurricane Shoals, Houston - Leon Counties, Texas, (4) Sugarloaf Mountain, Milam County, Texas, (5) Fort St. Jean Baptiste National Historic Site, Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Christopher Talbot


Christopher Talbot, Professor of Photography at Stephen F. Austin State University, took over 300 images, 30 of which were selected for this traveling exhibit. "I have always been interested in landscape and man's connection to it. When I learned that a segment of the historic El Camino Real passes through my property, I was drawn to learn about the road and to photograph its remnants. As I got to know the trail, I came to realize what an amazing piece of history it is. The overlapping historic and modern uses of the trail are the subject of this work." said Talbot. The photo journey starts in Mexico, travels across Texas, and ends in northwest Louisiana.


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Last updated: June 8, 2018

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