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Bertram Overview

"The town was established in 1882, when the community of San Gabriel (near the San Gabriel River) in Burnet County was moved two miles northwest to the newly constructed Austin and Northwestern Railroad. The new community was named for Austin merchant Rudolph Bertram, the largest stockholder in the Austin and Northwestern. A post office opened in 1882, and by 1891 the town had an estimated population of 150, a cotton gin-gristmill, three general stores, a grocer, a blacksmith, a shoemaker, and two wagonmakers. After 1900 Bertram was a shipping point for cotton, cattle, and wool. In 1928 a record 11,624 bales of cotton were ginned in the town." -wikipedia.com

It is worth your time to wander around this small town a bit.

The Oatmeal Festival is held on Labor Day weekend. No, they don't have an oatmeal plant. It's about the nearby community of Oatmeal. Read about the history in the link below.

Bertram is a stopping point for one of the Austin Steam Train excursions. You get to hop off the train for 15 minutes to stretch your legs and quickly shuffle through the train depot museum. Which is why you should visit the museum on a road trip. Even though it is small, 15 minutes doesn't do it justice.

The Globe theater is also worthy of attention. It is currently being restored.

Resources

www.cityofbertram.org/

www.oatmealfestival.com/

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