The Adventure Continues… El Camino Real Bells
I just keep finding more episodes related to California Mission history! In this one-hour segment Huell experiences a true adventure as he takes a drive along Highway 101 and some of the other, smaller roads that made up portions of the historic California trail between the missions. His visit to the foundry where they create bright, shiny new bells for the modern-day highway is a real highlight of the episode!
The Kings Highway – or El Camino Real — has long been a part of California’s rich history. From its humble beginnings as a dusty trail, it quickly became California’s first “super highway” connecting all 21 Missions. Join Huell as he learns first hand about the road and its famous bells from author and historian Max Kurillo.
Huell also joins up with Cal Trans as they install a new roadside bell, and even recreates a walk with a Padre and burro along an original dirt section of El Camino Real at La Purisima Mission in Lompoc.