Welcome

The purpose of the ’23 Club is to honor the memory of those who planned and built the City of Longview as a social, spiritual, cultural, and economic center for local residents.


Originally a social organization for lineal descendants of the founders of Longview, the ’23 Club is now open to all who share a love for the City, its beauty and history.  

On the first Monday of October we hold our annual dinner and get together.

 

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Join the '23 Club

Originally a social organization for lineal descendants of the founders of Longview, the ’23 Club is now open to all who share a love for the City, its beauty and history.  Dues are only $4/person and $6/family....where can you belong to such a good organiation for that small amount?

Membership Form

2018 Annual Meeting and Dinner

Our October dinner meeting will take place at the St. Rose Parish Center on October 1, 2018. Social hour is at 5 and dinner is at 6. We are planning to have the newly created ‘23 Club Interpretive Panels there for everyone to review. We are working to get them placed at the Civic Center. Jeff Wilson and Dan Polacek have been awesome individuals working to get the panels finalized and get them ready for printing. We are working on the program for the 2018 dinner—”A History of The Daily News”, it will be the 95th anniversary of the beginning of Longview, The Daily News and many buildings. Watch this space for more information as well as registration and payment of dues...only $4/person and $6/family....where can you belong to such a good organiation for that small amount?

'23 Club in the 4th of July Parade

  • '23 Club Parade Chair Calvin Fowler
  • Last minute details
  • Caboose passenger secured
  • Classic cars in the parade
  • Group ready to go
  • More join the picture
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  • With the J.H. Kelley truck
  • Candy in hand
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  • President Carolyn Caines and Past President Jackie Evans are ready
  • Toot...toot
  • Decked out in '23 club red
  • President Carolyn Caines and family rate a Cadillac
  • We are ready!
  • Let's roll....
  • Entering the Civic Center
  • Jeff Wilson's #23 enters the turn
  • Long Bell Company engine #23
  • In front of The Monticello
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  • Looking for more steam?
  • '23 Club on parade
  • The candy man!
  • 50's car fits the 50's theme for the dinner this year
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  • Calvin Fowler...see you next year!
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'23 Club members decked out in Longview 23 Club shirts were very visible towards the front of the 2017 Longview 4th of July Parade. We will be in the 2018 parade also. Cal Fowler did a great job last year and is willing to help organize it again. We are hoping to have a few vintage cars with riders and also many walkers from our club. If you plan to join in the fun, please call Cal (360-430-4265) so we have an idea of how many will be in our group.  Meet our group in the alley just south of Hudson between 14th and 15th Avenue by 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4. We had a great time last year and hope more of you can join us this year.

23 members of the '23 Club featured in The Daily News

The Daily News ran a series focusing on some members of the '23 Club. See who they are...

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Scrapbook

Check out the online version of the scrapbook pages from 1999 through 2016. You may find the original scrapbook at the Longview Public Library in the Longview Room which is open on Wednesdays from 3 to 5 PM. The images are of better quality in the original scrapbook. Special thanks to '23 Club Historians Dr. Travis Cavens (1999-2011) and Bill Kasch (2012-2016) whose work made this scrapbook possible.