Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

Exhibit detailing the last attempt to create a new Mexico north of the Rio Grande in 1598. On display through the end of August.

When Jun 04, 2014 09:00 AM to
Aug 24, 2014 06:00 PM
Where Davis Mountains State Park
Contact Phone (432) 426-3337

Camino al Norte” details the last great expedition led by Juan de Oñate from Mexico in 1598 to establish a kingdom north of the Río Grande. Although de Oñate’s attempt to create a new Mexico failed, his expedition led directly to the establishment of roads, cities and industries that are woven into the texture of the American Southwest.

Capturing scenes and sights along the Camino Real from its starting point in Central Mexico to its destination near Taos, New Mexico, “Camino al Norte” includes photographs of the Oñate Trail as it appears today, an outline map of the road. Overview text and photo captions are printed in both English and Spanish.

This is a Humanities Texas exhibit.

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