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Camino de Santiago Internet Resource History

I used Whois and the wayback machine to determine when the significant Camino resources became available, and when/if they became unavailable. My own Camino research started in 2000 and I found very little available - a much better situation now.

I put the resources into four categories. Websites with content for browsing. Websites with actively used forums, email based listservs and forums, blogs, then put the data in a genealogy database

The detailed report is below. To summarize: Earliest sources were email based listservs, primarily GoCamino, but Brazil had the www.caminhodesantiago.com   website up and running in 1999, and  www.mundicamino.com  and www.csj.org.uk  were also available in 1999, as well as Jason's www.ultreya.net . The first interactive forum in English was Spain based www.caminosantiago.com  in 2001. Both the St. James and Santiagobis Yahoo Groups were up in 2000. www.backpack45.com  is the earliest USA based website that is still up and running (since 2003). Camino based blogs that are more than a walker's journal are still scarce. I just have Rebekahs Moratinos blog, Johnnie Walkers blog, and Amawalker's blog.

1-English Language Camino internet sources from 1995

. . 2-Camino websites with active forums from 2001

. . . . 3-caminosantiago.com
. . . . . b: 1 Apr 2001 in Spain
. . . . 3-santiago-today.com
. . . . . b: 1 May 2004 in Spain
. . . . . d: 24 Jan 2008 ==> pilgrimage-to-santiago.com
. . . . 3-caminodesantiago.me.uk
. . . . . b: 2 Apr 2006
. . . . 3-pilgrimagetosantiago.com
. . . . . b: 25 Jan 2008 in Spain

. . 2-Camino websites from 1996

. . . . 3-Online Telegraph Newspaper
. . . . . b: 23 May 1997 in London, UK
. . . . 3-Confraternity of St. James CSJ.ORG.UK
. . . . . b: 19 Feb 1999 in London, UK
. . . . 3-caminosantiago.com
. . . . . b: 20 Feb 1999 in Spain
. . . . 3-mundicamino.com
. . . . . b: 19 Apr 1999 in Spain
. . . . 3-caminhodesantiago.com
. . . . . b: 15 Jun 1999 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
. . . . 3-Jason's ultreya.net
. . . . . b: 11 Nov 1999 in UK
. . . . . d: 01 May 2006 (last update)
. . . . 3-RestrictedAccess humnet.ucla.edu/santiago
. . . . . b: 29 Feb 2000 in USA
. . . . . d: 20 Dec 2003
. . . . 3-geocities.com/friends_usa_santiago
. . . . . b: 02 Mar 2000 in USA
. . . . . d: Aug 2004
. . . . 3-onfootinspain.com
. . . . . b: 02 Mar 2000 in Spain
. . . . 3-Xunta de Galicia - only in Spanish xacobeo.es
. . . . . b: 2000 in Spain
. . . . 3-
caminosantiagocompostela.com
. . . . . b: 09 Sept 2000 in UK
. . . . 3-Canadian Little Company of Pilgrims santiago.ca
. . . . . b: 09 Nov 2000 in Saskatoon, Canada
. . . . 3-pilgrim.peterrobins.co.uk
. . . . . b: 03 May 2001 in UK
. . . . 3-Davies & Cole pilipalapress.com/
. . . . . b: 29 Sep 2002 in Canada
. . . . 3-John Brierley caminoguides.com
. . . . . b: 23 Apr 2003 in UK
. . . . 3-backpack45.com
. . . . . b: 24 May 2003 in USA
. . . . 3-caminolinks.co.uk
. . . . . b: 15 Dec 2003 in UK
. . . . 3-Grant Spangler elcaminosantiago.com
. . . . . b: 25 Mar 2004 in USA
. . . . 3-americanpilgrims.com
. . . . . b: 6 Apr 2004 in USA
. . . . 3-santiago-today.com
. . . . . b: 01 May 2004 in Spain
. . . . . d: 24 Jan 2008 in Changed to Pilgrimage-to-Santiago.com
. . . . 3-ourcamino.com
. . . . . b: 23 Dec 2005 in USA
. . . . 3-caminodesantiago.me.uk
. . . . . b: 2 Apr 2006 in UK
. . . . 3-pilgrimage-to-santiago.com
. . . . . b: 25 Jan 2008 in Spain

. . 2-LISTSERV/email based forums from 1996

. . . . 3-UCLA Santiago listserv
. . . . . b: existed in 1998
initially it was set up for student access only by John
 . . . . . Dagenais for use by his Spanish Lit class but then was opened to the general public
. . . . .  thanks to Bob Spenger for this info
. . . . . d: 2000
. . . . 3-Saint James Yahoo Group
. . . . . b: 20 Feb 1999 in Brazil
. . . . 3-GoCamino @ uri.edu
. . . . . b: 2000 in USA
. . . . . d: May 2004 ==> gocamino.oakapple.net
. . . . 3-gocamino.oakapple.net
. . . . . b: Jul 2004 in USA
. . . . 3-Jason's Ultreya Yahoo Group
. . . . . b: 21 Nov 2001 in UK
. . . . . d: 21 Dec 2006 Jason dropped sponsorship and group is now
. . . . . invitation only
. . . . 3-
Michel Besson's
Santiagobis Yahoo Group
. . . . . b: 19 Oct 2000 in Holland
. . . . 3-Grant Spangler's elcaminosantiago msn group
. . . . . b: 2004 in USA
. . . . . d: 2009 changed to ==> elcaminosantiago.com

. . 2-CAMINO BLOGS from 2005

. . . . 3-amawalker.blogspot.com
. . . . . b: May 2006 in South Africa
. . . . 3-Big Fun in a Tiny Pueblo moratinoslife.blogspot.com
. . . . . b: May 2007 in Spain
. . . . 3-johnniewalker-santiago.blogspot.com
. . . . . b: Feb 2009 in UK

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Emma Gatewood first hiked the entire 2160 mile Appalachian Trail at the age of 67.  She last hiked it at the age of 76.

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