Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Old Spanish Trail
El Antiguo Camino Español
—1829 - 1848 —
This plaque marks the end of the Old Spanish Trail, an historic pack trail from Santa Fe to the Pueblo of Los Angeles. This trail was used by Mexican traders who brought woolen goods from New Mexico to trade for highly prized California mules and horses, and by emigrants to California. The trail originated as a trade route between New Mexico and Utah during the Spanish colonial era and then extended west to California during the Mexican period.
Plaque donated by The Old Spanish Trail Association, Los Pobladores 200, and other individuals and dedicated on January 14, 1999.
Esta placa conmemora el punto final del Viejo Camino Español, un historico camino para animales de carga que iba de Santa Fe hasta el Pueblo de Los Angeles. Este camino se uso por comerciantes mexicanos que traian productos de lana de Nuevo Mexico para intercambiarlas por mulas y caballos de California. Tambien lo usaron inmigrantes que iban a California. El camino se origino durante el periodo colonial español como un ruta para el comercio entre Nuevo Mexico y Utah que despues se extendio hacia el oeste hasta California durante el periodo mexicano.
Placa donada por la Asociacion Old Spanish Trail, Los Pobladores 200 y otra personas y fue dedicada el 14 de enero de 1999
Marker series. This marker is included in the Old Spanish National Trail marker series.
Location. 34° 3.406′ N, 118° 14.305′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Olvera Street just south of North Main Street. Touch for map. At the Southern terminus of Olvera Street, marker is on the north side of Los Angeles Plaza Park. Marker is in this post office area: Los Angeles CA 90012, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Mayor of Los Angeles Under United States Rule (here, next to this marker); Los Angeles Plaza (a few steps from this marker); Biscailuz Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Damien Marchessault (within shouting distance of this marker); Father Junipero Serra 1713-1784 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Indians of Southern California (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza Substation (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
Also see . . . Old Spanish Trail Association. Maps, photos, history, preservation, tours, lectures. (Submitted on February 7, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
Additional keywords. National trails, Route 66
Categories. • Hispanic Americans • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2012, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 677 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on February 7, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2012, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.