|History in a Pecan
The name, according to local legend comes from the combination
of Bert and Clair Lucas - local ranchers.
Berclair was in a ranching
area when the railroad came through in 1889. A post office was established the
same year and a hotel that was built for railroad workers later handled travelers
from the daily train between Victoria
In 1892 they had a weekly newspaper and about 20 businesses.
population reached a high of 350, but in the 70s had dwindled to only 61. Today
it remains at around 70 people.
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when we visited in April, 2001. |
The "Berclair Mansion" is now "a
fabulous museum." -
Rosemary Baker, Goliad County resident, April 29,
School in 2001. TE photo||