Carole Goble honored

Historian Carole Goble, with Caryl Calsyn, Falls on the Colorado Museum Board of Directors member (left), receives the 2015 Burnet County Historical Commission Distinguished Service Award from Commission Chairwoman JoAnn Myers (right).

Carole Goble has been honored for her contributions to the preservation of history in Burnet County.

She was presented with the 2015 Distinguished Service Award by the Burnet County Historical Commission at the meeting of the Burnet County Commissioners Court on Feb. 23.

Goble's ancestors settled in Burnet County 146 years ago. She is the author of the historical account "Burnet" in the Images of America series that chronicles the history of small towns and downtowns across the country. She has served as chairman of the Burnet County Historical Commission and the City of Burnet Historical Board and the Burnet County Heritage Society Board of Governors.

The mother of eight is the daughter of painters—Charles Berkley Normann (an immigrant from Norway) and Fanny Velma Normann (from a sheep-ranching family in Prairie Point, north of Bertram). They are known for painting the "Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence," a painting on display at the Star of Texas Museum at Washington-on-the-Brazos. Her dauaghter, Crista, is a painter and illustrator, and her son, Guy, is a painter who has done murals most recently in the restored Globe Theater in Bertrams.

Beyond the stories of her own family, to those of her late husband Bill, whose roots in Burnet County go back to the 1870s. Some of his forebearers lived in a cave while building a homestead on land along the Colorado River. 

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