Annual Meeting 2022

Friday, April 22 2022 12:30 PM - Saturday, April 23 2022 3:30 PM [CDT]

1302 South 2nd Street, Floresville, TX, 78114, United States

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General Admission for DAY - April 22 Partial Approval - Free

This ticket includes all day activities and presentations from 12:30pm to 6:00pm on April 22.

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Dinner and Presentation - April 22 Partial Approval - $12.50

Dinner and a presentation by Dr. Amy Porter on The Calvillo Family and the Rancho de las Cabras. (If you prefer a vegetarian meal option, please contact us at staff@elcaminorealdelostejas.org)

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Walking Tour of the Floresville El Camino Trail - April 23 Partial Approval - $5.00

This will be a 3 mile hike starting at Pecan Park and ending at River Bend Country Club. From US Highway 181, turn south onto TX Highway 97 (also called Hospital Blvd) then travel about 1.2 mile to the Pecan Park lot. Alternate parking can be found behind the park, which can be accessed via Fifth Street. Transportation will be provided back to Pecan Park.

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Lunch - April 23 Partial Approval - $10.00

Gene Maeckel Recognition at Lew's Patio. In addition, a musical and artistic performance by Brian Beattie and Valerie Fowler of their Camino Crankie will be performed in full, live for the first time ever. (If you prefer a vegetarian meal option, please contact us at staff@elcaminorealdelostejas.org)

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Walking Tour of the Helton Park Trail - April 23 Partial Approval - $5.00

The hike will start at 1:15 pm from the southern end of the trail and run for approximately 1 mile, then return to park gazebo for a total of about 1.5 miles. Transportation will be provided for you from the gazebo to your vehicle at Floresville’s Pecan Park. If you are only doing the Helton Park Hike, from US Highway 181, turn southwest onto FM 775. Travel 1.3 miles until you see the park entrance on your right. Once in the park, turn left down the hill to the parking lot.

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ALL DAY TICKET - April 23 Partial Approval - $15.00

This is a combined ticket for ALL activities on April 23. Both walking tours and lunch are included in this ticket. The lunch includes a Gene Maeckel Recognition at Lew's Patio. In addition, a musical and artistic performance by Brian Beattie and Valerie Fowler of their Camino Crankie will be performed in full, live for the first time ever. (If you prefer a vegetarian meal option, please contact us at staff@elcaminorealdelostejas.org)

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Friday, April 22 2022 12:30 PM - Saturday, April 23 2022 3:30 PM [CDT]

Agenda

Friday, April 22nd

                                

12:30p – 1:00p  Member Check-in                                      

1:00p – 1:20p  Welcome/Introductions (ELCAT/Local Reps)

1:20p – 1:50p  Warfare, Patrols, and Smuggling: The Camino Real and the Problem of Borders in Spanish Texas (Dr Francis X. Galan)

1:50p – 2:20p  El Calle de Cibolo (Tambria Read)

2:20p – 3:00p  Connections: Rancho de las Cabras and Mission Espada (Susan Snow)                

3:00p – 3:15p  Break                                                                    

3:15p – 3:45p  Realizing the Vision: Developing a “Mission to Rancho” Retracement Trail of El Camino Real de los Tejas within Wilson County (David Regan)

3:45p – 4:05p  NPS Presentation (Aaron Mahr)

4:05p – 4:15p  Texas Historical Commission Presentation (Brad Patterson)

4:15p – 4:45p  Association Business [Bylaws/Officer Votes] (Steven Gonzales)

4:45p – 5:15p  Break

5:15p – 6:00p  Reception/Networking [Cash Bar]                         

6:00p – 7:00p  Dinner

6:30p – 8:00p  The Calvillo Family and the Rancho de las Cabras (Dr. Amy Porter)

Saturday, April 23rd

9:00a  – 11:00a  Hike/Walking Tour of the Floresville El Camino Trail (David Regan)

11:15a – 1:00p  Lunch/Gene Maeckel Recognition at Lew’s Patio/Camino Crankie performance Brian Beattie and Valerie Folwer (Steve Merritt)

1:15p  – 3:30p  Hike/Walking Tour of the Helton Park Trail (Anthony Delgado)

 

Recommended Hotel

 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Floresville

929 10th Street Floresville, TX 78114

830-393-7400

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Negotiated group rate for 4/12/2022 through 4/23/2022

King Standard Room $80.00

Two Queen Standard Room $85.00

King Suite $90.00

Two Queen Suite $95.00

Group code: ELC

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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Floresville

1910 10th St, Floresville, TX 78114

830-542-3077

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SureStay Hotel by Best Western Floresville

1720 10th Street, Floresville, TX 78114

830-393-0443

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El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association

http://www.elcaminotrail.org

Established in 2007, El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association strives to build a strong citizen’s group to support the National Historic Trail. - We are a non-profit organization designed to promote and conserve this historical and cultural resource. - We accomplish this through relationships between citizens, local historical groups, tourism bureaus and the National Park Service.

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Dr. Francis X. Galan
Assistant Professor of History
Texas A&M - San Antonio

In order to make sense of the history of Texas under Spain and the problem of borders in the modern era, we must understand the centrality of the Camino Real to Spanish expansion on the frontier of northern New Spain (or colonial Mexico). The contested borderlands of Texas in the 18th and early nineteenth century are the messy roots of our modern border with Mexico, especially with regard to violence, border patrol, and smuggling. Spain could not place enough boots on the ground or even ensure the allegiance of its own subjects in a mercantile economy where “free trade” proved vital for survival. Dr. Francis X. Galan received his Ph.D. in History from Southern Methodist University in 2006, an M.A. in history from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and B.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He teaches classes on Latin America, Mexico, and Texas. He is faculty co-advisor of the History Club. Dr. Galan’s primary research uses Spanish and Mexican-era archival records to examine military, political, economic, and social relations of the Tejano community. He is revising his manuscript, entitled Broken Border: The First Capital of Spanish Texas at Los Adaes on the Frontera of New Spain, Louisiana, and Caddo Country, 1721-1821, for publication.

About Dr. Francis X. Galan

Assistant Professor of History
Texas A&M - San Antonio
Tambria Read
Floresville High School

About Tambria Read

Floresville High School
Susan Snow
National Park Service Archaeologist

About Susan Snow

National Park Service Archaeologist
David Regan
ElCaT - Trail de Flores Chapter President
El Camino Real de los Tejas NHT Assn.

Wilson County is home to the longest hike-able section of the El Camino Real de los Tejas NHT, and the opportunities to expand this experience are the focus of the Association’s Floresville-based Trail de Flores chapter. In 2013 the NPS published a feasibility study title “A Vision of Opportunities – Mission Espada to Rancho de las Cabras”. This study identified opportunities to reconnect these two important World Heritage sites through the creation of a retracement trail that follows closely along what is believed to be the actual historic route of the El Camino NHT. This presentation provides a vision for, and status update of, this important trail development project. David Regan is a retired professional with wide ranging experiences and interests. His professional career includes 31 years as a commissioned officer of the U. S. Coast Guard, concentrating in ship maintenance and repair management, and culminating with a senior command assignment in New Orleans, LA that was instrumental in the preparation, response, and operational support of Coast Guard forces during hurricane Katrina. David then served 8 years providing operational logistics consultation services to NASA, the U. S. Air Force, the Defense Information Services Agency, and the U. S. Coast Guard as a Lead Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton. An avid runner, cyclist, and hiker, David has developed a keen interest in the development of El Camino de los Tejas National Historic Trail as a recreational and educational resource to be enjoyed by the public. David is an officer of the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association and the founding Chair of its Trail de Flores Chapter.

About David Regan

ElCaT - Trail de Flores Chapter President
El Camino Real de los Tejas NHT Assn.
Dr. Amy Porter
Professor of History
Texas A&M - San Antonio

The history of the Calvillo family members, especially Ignacio and María del Carmen, and the Rancho de las Cabras typifies the experiences of many residents of Béxar and surrounding areas along the Camino Real de los Tejas. These stories show the importance and challenges of ranching, land ownership patterns, opportunities for women, struggles during the fights for Mexican Independence, and changes brought by political transitions. This presentation will examine the history of the Calvillo family from the late 1700s until the mid-1800s and will explain the significance of the Camino Real in the lives, travels, and economic enterprises of the people connected to the Rancho de las Cabras. Dr. Amy M. Porter received her Ph.D. in History from Southern Methodist University in 2004 and her B.A. in History and Spanish from Austin College. She teaches classes on colonial America, the American Revolution, the Early Republic, and Texas. Dr. Porter’s research focuses on women in the Spanish borderlands. Her publications include the 2015 book Their Lives, Their Wills: Women in the Borderlands, 1750-1846 and a chapter on María del Carmen Calvillo in the 2019 book Texas Women and Ranching: On the Range, at the Rodeo, and in Their Communities.

About Dr. Amy Porter

Professor of History
Texas A&M - San Antonio

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