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Travel into Longview's past with your phone

Travel into Longview's past..with your phone

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What was there? app shows just that. What was there? app shows just that.

Want to travel back in time? The City of Longview has an app for that, sort of.

It’s called “What was There?” and it’s free.

Just open the app and it will show you points of interest downtown. Tap on a point and you can use your camera to line up an old picture with the street in front of you. It will show you buildings lost long ago on streets that look much different.

“You can see some of things that used to be downtown, and see some of the things that came in and replaced them. We still have some great buildings downtown, but some of those have changed quite a bit over the years,” said Shawn Hara, City of Longview spokesperson.

During AlleyFest this weekend, there will be signs posted at points of interest with information about pictures in “What was There?”

The app is available at the app store for free, but it’s only for iPhones.

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