The History Center is proud to host a book signing for Richard Donovan's Paddling the Wild Neches on June 22, 2006 from 5:30-7:00 in the evening. Chronicling his 200-mile journey down the Neches River by canoe, Donovan's book is a natural and cultural history, with local folklore mixed in among the vivid descriptions of East Texas flora and fauna. A long-time resident of Angelina County and a life-long Neches River enthusiast, Donovan's love of the river began as a child. By highlighting the river's beauty and potential for recreation, as well as its unique natural history, Donovan hopes to present the river as a wild place worthy of preservation.
Books will be available for purchase.
Photograph at right: Richard Donovan on the Neches River at Rocky Shoals, near Rockland, by Adrian Van Dellen. Click photograph to enlarge.
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