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To Old Mesilla and back north again
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Socorro and San Antonio, New Mexico - at the north end of Jornada del Muerto, the Journey of Death on El Camino Real, the Royal Highway. It was the old trail from Mexico, along the Rio Grande to the northern reaches of New Spain. When Juan de Onate emerged from the barren, waterless Jornada del Muerto on his journey north, the Piro Indians gave him and his band food and water.