Laredo: Paso de los Indios

Accessed through the Lamar Bruni Vergara Environmental Science Center, visitors can view the Rio Grande crossing used by American Indians for centuries. It saw heavy use by soldiers and settlers since Spanish explorer Jacinto de León discovered the ford in 1746. Growing into a major route along El Camino Real de los Tejas, the location inspired rancher Don Tomás Sánchez de la Barrera to found the Laredo settlement.

Paso de los Indios