dr. hal jackson
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I am a Professor of Geography at the University of New Mexico. I recently published a book on the Camino Real entitled: Following the Royal Road: A Guide to the Historic Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. It was published by UNM Press. I want people to learn something about the very important road that connected Nuevo Mexico with Mexico City beginning in 1598 when Juan de Onate settled the northern province and that is why I am placing Camino Real photos on Google Earth.
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Hi! I was wondering if I could get permission to use one of your images in a project I am working on.

Do you know by any chance if there was a presidio close to this point? Im thinking current San Jose de letras was the extact point of this presidio.. where can I read online your book? Its awesome that someone put an effort is such an important Trail. Thank you very much.

Thanks for this wonderful picture and an explanation.

Los Campos shows on the sixteenth century San Miguel map as "Las Bocas." Great location to visit. I have a lot about it in my book. There are many maps in the book as well. If there is a map or two you need about the Camino Real I could email it or them to you. jackson.hal02@gmail.com

Thanks Kennelkl for the info on the misplace positions.

very interesting, thank you!

Juan de Onate was a founder of San Luis Potosi. He was in that city in the years before he left to become the adelantado of New Mexico in 1596. The historic center of San Luis Potosi is very attractive and well worth a visit.On a mountain nearby was where a large silver strike was made leading to the founding of the city.

The calle called San Jose is directly on the Camino Real. It is rather steep so the caravans must have relied on extra teams climbing the hill. If you follow the street down hill you come to the mercado and oldest part of San Miguel (now San Miguel Allende).

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