Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The King's Highway

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THE KING'S HIGHWAY (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Ron Wallace and Margaret Zadworny From the Redwood Forest

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place and turn RH
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides (RSh to 2nd corner)
17-24 1s dance ½ Figs of 8 (1L round 2s and 1L round 3s) and turn LH while 2s+3s dance R&L
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides (LSh to 3rd corner) and end BtoB (Lady facing up and Man down)
33-40 1s set (as double triangles), dance round clockwise to face opposite side, set and dance round to 2nd places

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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In order to facilitate overland travel along the California coast, mission settlements were situated approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) apart, so that they were separated by one day's long ride on horseback along the 600-mile (966-kilometer) long el Camino Real, Spanish for "the Royal Road", though often referred to today as the King's Highway, and also known as the California Mission Trail.

The King's Highway Image
Early Map Illustrating The Route Of The King's Highway
"El Camino Real" And The 21 Franciscan Missions In 1821

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Text from this original History of California to 1899 article on Wikipedia.
Image Copyright 'California from the Conquistadores to the Legends of Laguna' licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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