Camino Real de los Tejas
Oral History Project

Camino Real de los Tejas Oral History Project

The National Park Service funded the Oral History Project for fiscal years 2008-09 and 2009-10. The focus was on three counties along the Camino Real de los Tejas corridor-Sabine, San Augustine, and Nacogdoches counties. The purpose of the project was to provide the research base for future interpretation of the Sabine to Angelina River corridor of El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail. Informants were asked about their knowledge of roads in the area and about how their lives had been affected by and intertwined with the roads. A great deal of personal history is recorded, as well as locations of archaeological sites and place names. Twenty-five informants, mostly over the age of 70, were interviewed during 2008-09, and 25 more were interviewed during 2009-10. 

Summaries of the project findings may be found at the following links: