in a Pecan shell
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.
The population reached a high of 350, but in the 70s had dwindled
to only 61. Today its estimated at 153.
|Vacant when we
visited in April, 2001.
The "Berclair Mansion" is now "a fabulous museum."
Rosemary Baker, Goliad County resident, April 29, 2002
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