For several decades after 1829, Los Angeles and Santa Fe were linked by a 700-mile trade route known as the Old Spanish Trail. Mule trains crossed the Amargosa region, between Las Vegas and the Mojave River, via a series of springs a day’s travel apart. A 22-minute video produced by Sun Runner Media depicts this history and discusses subsequent changes to vegetation and water flow at springs along the trail. The video was funded by a grant from California Humanities, administered by the Amargosa Conservancy, and includes an interview with AC director John Hiatt.
View the video here: History and Change on the Old Spanish Trail