This letter is in response to Edwin Wallek’s letter and recent article in “Olmos Occurrences” regarding El Camino Real de los Tejas.
First, we invite you and the public to attend our Symposium and Celebration on April 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the Dougherty Room of the Joe Barnhart Bee County Library. Also, information is available on the following websites: www.beecountyhistoricalcommission.com, www.elcaminorealdelostejas.org and the Atlas on all historical markers on the Texas Historical Commission site. Indian trails are mentioned in some of these markers.
We welcome any interest and research from the community. We do stress that El Camino Real de los Tejas could exist in several parts of the county; however, the entire trail encompasses around 2,500 miles. We have responded to a landowner in the northern part of the county, because we think there is a sizable amount of evidence and documentation and correlations taken from several sites.
All parts of the county will be examined if there is other evidence submitted by the public. It will be invaluable for the Skidmore Historical Society to assist in a search for evidence in the southern area. We hope to have other responses from more citizens of Bee County, as we will have a Texas Historical Commission archaeological representative visiting us when we have enough historical documentation. That aspect will be discussed at our April 19 event as well as at our BCHC May meeting.
Chair, Bee County Historical Commission