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St. Anthony's Catholic Church

The Catholic parish of Longview was establish in the year 1880. Masses during that time were said in alternate homes and locations whenever the priest came to the area. The parish increase and prospered with the years and constructed the first church build in 1884. 

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The Catholic parish of Longview was establish in the year 1880. Masses during that time were said in alternate homes and locations whenever the priest came to the area. The parish increase and prospered with the years and constructed the first church build in 1884. In 1930 with the discovery of oil brought hope and many new people. As the general population grew so did the catholic population thus in April of 1934 the small frame structure was renovated and modernize. After the arrival of Father Callahan the need for a larger church was realize after planning, much effort and sacrifice later, ground was broken on July 7th 1940. The solemn dedication took place on October 5, 1941. Father Callahan enthusiasm and vision, combined with the cooperation and sacrifice of his parishioners, brought to successful fruition the architecturally beautiful and warm church dedicated to St. Anthony.