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Calendar No. 547 105th CONGRESS 2d Session S. 2276 [Report No. 105-308] To amend the National Trails System Act to designate El Camino Real de los Tejas as a National Historic Trail. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES July 8, 1998 Ms. Landrieu (for herself and Mr. Breaux) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources September 8 (legislative day, August 31), 1998 Reported by Mr. Murkowski, with amendments [Omit the part struck through and insert the part printed in italic] _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend the National Trails System Act to designate El Camino Real de los Tejas as a National Historic Trail. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Act of 1998''. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds that-- (1) El Camino Real de los Tejas (the Royal Road to the Tejas), served as the primary route between the Spanish viceregal capital of Mexico City and the Spanish provincial capital of Tejas at Los Adaes (1721-1773) and San Antonio (1773-1821); (2) the seventeenth, eighteenth, and early nineteenth century rivalries among the European colonial powers of Spain, France, and England and after their independence, Mexico and the United States, for dominion over lands fronting the Gulf of Mexico, were played out along the evolving travel routes in this immense area; (3) the future of several American Indian nations, whose prehistoric trails were later used by the Spaniards for exploration and colonization, was tied to these larger forces and events and the nations were fully involved in and affected by the complex cultural interactions that ensued; (4) the Old San Antonio Road was a series of routes established in the early 19th century sharing the same corridor and some routes of El Camino Real, and carried American immigrants from the east, contributing to the formation of the Republic of Texas, and its annexation to the United States; (5) the exploration, conquest, colonization, settlement, migration, military occupation, religious conversion, and cultural exchange that occurred in a large area of the borderland was facilitated by El Camino Real de los Tejas as it carried Spanish and Mexican influences northeastward, and by its successor, the Old San Antonio Road, which carried American influence westward, during a historic period which extended from 1689 to 1850; and (6) the portions of El Camino Real de los Tejas in what is now the United States extended from the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass and <DELETED>Loredo </DELETED>Laredo, Texas and involved routes that changed through time, that total almost 2,600 miles in combined length, generally coursing northeasterly through San Antonio, Bastrop, Nacogdoches, and San Augustine in Texas to Natchitoches, Louisiana, a general corridor distance of 550 miles. SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION. Section 5(a) of the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1244(a) is amended-- (1) by designating the paragraphs relating to the California National Historic Trail, the Pony Express National Historic Trail, and the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail as paragraphs (18), (19), and (20), respectively; and (2) by adding at the end the following: ``<DELETED>(21) </DELETED>(22) El camino real de los tejas.-- ``(A) In general.--El Camino Real de los Tejas (The Royal Road to the Tejas) National Historic Trail, a combination of routes totaling 2,580 miles in length from the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass and Laredo, Texas to Natchitoches, Louisiana, and including the Old San Antonio Road, as generally depicted on the maps entitled `El Camino Real de los Tejas', contained in the report prepared pursuant to subsection (b) entitled `National Historic Trail Feasibility Study and Environmental Assessment: El Camino Real de los Tejas, Texas-Louisiana', dated ____ <DELETED>1998 </DELETED>July 1998. A map generally depicting the trail shall be on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. The trail shall be administered by the Secretary of the Interior. No land or interest in land outside the exterior boundaries of any federally administered area may be acquired by the United States for the trail except with the consent of the owner of the land or interest in land. ``(B) Coordination of activities.--The Secretary of the Interior may coordinate with United States and Mexican public and non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and, in consultation with the Secretary of State, the government of Mexico and its political subdivisions, for the purpose of exchanging trail information and research, fostering trail preservation and educational programs, providing technical assistance, and working to establish an international historic trail with complementary preservation and education programs in each nation.''. <all> Calendar No. 547 105th CONGRESS 2d Session S. 2276 [Report No. 105-308] _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend the National Trails System Act to designate El Camino Real de los Tejas as a National Historic Trail. _______________________________________________________________________ September 8 (legislative day, August 31), 1998 Reported with amendments
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