Pauline and I rode the streetcar. It snowed last night. Sure was cold. I came home with Pauline.
|Loula Long Combs (1881 - 1971)|
The daughter of Kansas City lumber baron, R.A. Long, Loula Long Combs and
her husband, Robert Pryor Combs, lived at Longview Farm. For 65 years she
competed in and won international horse shows in New York, Canada and
England. She became known as the Queen of Kansas City's American Royal
and is in the Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame. All of her prize-winning
horses were raised and trained at Longview Farm, including her favorite,
Revelation, whose grave marker is in fron of the Show Horse Arena.
Toward the end of their lives, Loula and her sister Sally America Long Ellis
donated the land for Longview Community College. Other parcels were sold
and became Longview Lake, the second largest lake in Jackson County,