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painting titled 'Traveling by oxcart'

La Florida's El Camino Real

Among the most important historic roads in the United States were those established by Spaniards. Florida's El Camino Real the Royal Road or King's Highway) formed a primary means of communication with the outside world. Archaeologists have located remnants of Florida's Royal Road which ran east to west across the state.

According to the American society of Civil Engineers, Florida's El Camino Real extended from St. Augustine to San Antonio, Texas south to Mexico City, and west to Vera Cruz on the Mexican coast. Other portions of El Camino Real connected California and the Southwest with Mexico.

Missions dotted the North Florida landscape during the 16th and 17th centuries.

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