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Local and Regional History Research Guide - Longview

Longview Farm, Campus, and Long Family

In 1968, Loula Long Combs and Sallie America Long, daughters of R. A. Long, donated 146 acres of the Longview Farm to the Metropolitan Junior College District for the construction of the Longview campus. The original campus, financed through a 1965 bond, opened in 1969 with 1,517 students. This campus was comprised of seven temporary buildings. These temporary structures actually remained until 1986, due to the failure of two tax levies to pass in 1975 and 1976 for the construction of new campus buildings. However, between 1986 and 2008, the current shape of Longview emerged with the construction of permanent buildings.

History of Longview and Its Environs