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Local Burnet historian, Carole A. Goble, has recently published 'Images of America - Burnet' through Acadia Publishing.
The book, available in local stores in Bertram like The Hungry Moose, mentions Oatmeal, Texas briefly.
Nestled along Hamilton Creek in the hills of Central Texas, the city of Burnet began in the mid-1800s as a settlement across the creek from Fort Croghan. Initially called Hamilton, it was a travel crossroads, making it an important trade center. Logan Vandeveer built the first commercial limestone building in 1854, and Peter Kerr, a cattle merchant, later donated 100 acres of land for the county seat. The city was eventually named after David G. Burnet, the first provisional president of the Republic of Texas. Burnet is still the progressive city it has always been, building a strong infrastructure to support its growth, and yet its modern economy continues to be boosted by its past. Every week, the Hill Country Flyer steam train brings hundreds of tourists who enjoy the charming historic district and courthouse square with its shops, cafés, and friendly people.
Author Bio: Carole A. Goble is a historian and writer whose ancestors came to Burnet County in 1872. She has served as chairman of the Burnet County Historical Commission and the City of Burnet Historical Board, and she currently serves on the Burnet County Heritage Society Board of Governors. The photographs gathered by Goble in this book were graciously shared by several businesses, organizations, museums, and citizens who care about their hometown history.
Filled with pictures of the area and it's early residents, 'Images' is a nice visual stroll through Burnet's beginings.
Title: Images of America: Burnet
Author(s): Carole A. Goble
# of Pages: 128
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
On Sale Date: 11/02/2009
You can see a preview of the contents of the book on the Arcadia Publishing website via a Google Book preview here.
The book is also available for online purchase for $21.99 via Arcadia Publishing here.