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My Revelation ~ an excerpt, page 131

Posted by Kelly Acock on Sunday, July 7, 2013, In : My Revelation 

Written by Loula Long Combs

p. 131-132

'I was up earlier than usual and went to the stable before breakfast.  Beau was putting up such a game fight to live.  Some horses are like some people and just give up, but not my little Beau.  H stood there with a light blue plaid cooler thrown over him ; he was breathing heavily, and his little face looked so drawn.  If you are accustomed to being around horses, you will notice how their expression changes when they are sick.
I called him by name ~ he tu...

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Longview Farm...then

Posted by Kelly Acock on Saturday, April 20, 2013, In : History 
In 1913 - 1914 Kansas City lumberman Robert A. Long built 'The World's Most Beautiful Farm'.  Longview's 24,000 sq. ft. Mansion, Show Horse Arena, race track, grandstand, and 45 other buildings graced 1,650 landscaped acres with 7 miles of white fence.  The baronial estate was self-sustaining and included every modern technology and convenience. 

For half a century Longview Farm was home to Long's daughter Loula.  With a staff of 200 she raised prize winning livestock, especially horses that ...

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