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Tradition and Legacy on El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
07/25/2024 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM ET

 

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (The Royal Inland Road) was a trade route extending 1,600 miles from present-day Mexico City, Mexico to Ohkay Owingeh (formerly San Juan Pueblo), New Mexico in the United States. It was the northernmost of the four major "royal roads" linking Mexico City to its major tributaries during the Spanish colonial era and remained in use for nearly three centuries. Not only was the Camino essential for communication, but was also the main thoroughfare for the transportation of silver, earning it the nickname, the “Silver Route.”


In 2010, 55 sites and five existing UNESCO World Heritage Sites along Mexico’s section of the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro were collectively added to the World Heritage List. On the U.S. side, the 404 mile section of the route stretching through Texas and New Mexico was proclaimed the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail in 2000 and became part of the National Historic Trail system. However, there is growing interest in inscribing the U.S. section of the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. We invite you to join Dr. Francisco Javier López Morales, Former Director of World Heritage at the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) of Mexico, Michael Romero Taylor, Senior Advisor of the US / Mexico Binational Nominations Initiative, and Gilbert Correra, Coordinator of the US / Mexico Binational Nominations Initiative, to learn about the history of the trail and its significance to both the U.S. and Mexico, as well as the challenges being faced by those advocating for the inscription of the US section of the trail.

 

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