The History Center uses exhibits, both on-site and on-line, to showcase some of our vast collections of documents and photographs.
In Forest Land: Special Places in the East Texas Pineywoods
October Morning Mist on the Neches River
October morning mist rises from the Neches River at Rocky Shoals, near Rockland, in the Angelina National Forest. The waterfall is visible at times of low water, usually July through October, or anytime the water gage at the Rockland Station of the United States Geological Survey shows three feet or less. This photo made in October 2011, when the water level at Rockland was a little over two-and-a-half feet. The waterfall is almost precisely two river miles downstream from the US Highway 69 bridge. A paddling trip from the bridge to the falls, and back again, can be done at times of low water relatively easily.
Here is a video, made at the same time as the photo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9JZZxMtn9U
Here is another video, made in September 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-rQ7LvKPbE