Longview is nestled in the lush green rolling Foothills with the majestic Rocky Mountains standing guard to our near west. Long before the area was ever settled it had been a popular and bountiful gathering spot for our First Nations. In more recent history, the area has been devoted to both Ranching and Oil. During the height of the boom Longview became known as Little New York along with several other communities that were known as Little Chicago and Little Philadelphia. After the huge oil boom in the early 20th century subsided, many families had to leave the area in search of work. The Little New York Daze celebration came into being when many families would return to Longview for a reunion or homecoming of sorts. The Festival has persisted and grown over the years into a wonderful fun packed weekend, much anticipated by the residents and visitors. Little New York Daze is held on the third weekend in July. This years celebration is very special as it is Longview's 50th Anniversary of becoming incorporated as a Village. LYND kicks off Friday evening July, 18th at 6:30 pm with the ever popular Ball Tournament which continues throughout the weekend. Saturday July 19th starts early with a tasty Pancake Breakfast over at the Fire Hall for a very reasonable cost. Make sure to eat your fill as the Parade is going to be much longer than usual with an increase of Float participants celebrating our Anniversary with us!!! The Parade starts at 10 AM so make sure you get your seat early.