El Camino Real

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Camino Real, El

[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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These girls come to El Camino Real to play in big games, to play for championships and to be challenged," ECR coach Eric Choi said.
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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.
Between 1906 and 1915, 400 bell markers were placed along the El Camino Real in California to mark and preserve the historic route, along which there are 21 missions.
We got off to a slow start,'' El Camino Real coach Doug Coleman said.
Late in the game, with El Camino Real needing to protect its lead, Oakes moved back to sweeper and thwarted several dangerous Chatsworth attacks.
El Camino Real emphatically drove that fact home on a sun-splashed afternoon at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, crushing the two-time defending national champion Chancellors 5-1 to capture the 2005 City Section championship.
1 -- color) El Camino Real High players hoist their championship trophy after defeating Chatsworth on Saturday at Dodger stadium.
The last time they faced El Camino Real for the championship was in 1998, when the Conquistadores won.
That gave the players plenty of time to look forward to El Camino Real, which they will face Wednesday at Balboa Sports Center.
Although the meet was a nonscoring competition, the unofficial total for the Cleveland girls' team would have been more than 200 points better than El Camino Real, which won six events, including the 200-yard medley and 400 freestyle relays.
Two days after being shut out by Chatsworth, the Conquistadores rediscovered their clutch hitting to win Wednesday's rematch at El Camino Real 8-3 and move within a game of the first-place Chancellors in the West Valley League standings.