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[Span.,=The Royal Road]. There are Camino Reals in most former Spanish possessions, including four in former Spanish territory in the United States. Probably the best-known American trail of this name, also called the Mission Trail, leads north from San Diego to San Francisco and beyond, running some 530 mi (853 km). The name is most commonly applied to the part of the trail north of Los Angeles. El Camino Real connected California's Franciscan missions and ran through such settlements as Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Juan Capistrano, Carmel, and Sonoma. The missions were mainly founded by two priests, Fr. Junípero SerraSerra, Saint Junípero
, 1713–84, Spanish Franciscan missionary in North America, b. Majorca. His name was originally Miguel José Serra, and Junípero was his name in religion. For 15 years he taught philosophy in the college at Palma.
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 and his successor, Fr. Fermín Lasuén, in the period from 1769 to 1803. Together they established 18 of the 21 missions, many of them still extant and some extensively renovated, that flourished until the Mexican government ordered their secularization in 1833. Today, the surviving mission churches are houses of worship, tourist attractions, and icons of Spanish-American architecture. Route 101 follows much of the the old trail's route. The name El Camino Real also designates the 700 mi (1,100 km) New Mexican trail that was pioneered by Juan de OñateOñate, Juan de
, fl. 1595–1614, Spanish explorer in the American Southwest, possibly b. New Spain. In 1598 he led an expedition north from New Spain, took possession of New Mexico for the Spanish king, and established a settlement at San Juan.
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 in 1598 and formed the lifeline of Spain's New Mexican colony.
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The members of the El Camino Real of Woodland Hills girls' soccer team already had their powder blue uniforms completely covered with the remnants of what used to be their field during Thursday's City Section quarterfinal match.
It can help with a variety of travel needs from its main office or its branch in the Westin Camino Real hotel.
In addition to Camino Real, the current season offers director Ivo van Hove's bold new take on A Streetcar Named Desire, now running at the New York Theater Workshop--in which the avant-garde Dutch artist strips away the trappings of naturalism to stage an all-out war between Stanley and Blanche.
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for all of a 72,332 square foot building located at 12390 El Camino Real and one floor, or 23,886 square feet, of a 89,168 square foot building at 12340 El Camino Real, both in the Del Mar submarket of San Diego.
Instead, Santoro held on for a 4-2 win for three team points that didn't directly affect the Chargers' 39-28 come-from- behind effort to beat El Camino Real for the title of the eight-team dual meet that featured Westlake, Crespi of Encino, Birmingham of Lake Balboa, Sylmar, Huntington Park and host Reseda.
The lower tax translates into more attractive prices for visitors to Mexico," said Andres Rossetto, chief executive officer of Camino Real Hotels, a Westin Hotels & Resorts affiliate in Mexico.
Hampton(TM), the national brand of mid-priced Hampton Inn(R) and Hampton Inn & Suites(R) hotels, and the California Federation of Women's Clubs, in association with Caltrans, today announced the restoration of the 199th and 200th historic Bell Markers along the El Camino Real road in Oceanside.
The El Camino Real boys' volleyball team is certainly better than their sub-.
I'm taking things slower now,'' said Oakes, a senior at El Camino Real of Woodland Hills, who is regarded as the area's top girls' soccer player.
In his first varsity season, Kort quickly emerged as one of the region's premier players and a key to El Camino Real of Woodland Hills' first City championship since 1998.
Chatsworth may own America when it comes to high school baseball, but when it comes to the San Fernando Valley even the Chancellors bow down to El Camino Real of Woodland Hills.