Kings Highway: El Camino Real
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When Spain ruled supreme, El Camino Real (the King's Highway or Royal Road) was applied to all main government roads, including it's New World colonies. In 1769, a Franciscan priest, Junipero Serra, built a road connecting California's Catholic missions-from San Diego to Sonoma-establishing a system of self-reliant missions a day's travel apart, linked by El Camino Real, by which Father Serra and the Franciscans spread the Spanish language, culture, technology, and the Roman Catholic religion. Expert interviews and historical recreations retrace Father Serra's journey while founding the historic road. Witness the impact his work had on modern culture, and explore the highway's colorful history, including restoration efforts and "living history" societies.