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Wants to find out more on Combest Bros.

Resident of Combest DR wants more information about once very famous Adair County family, whose legacy justified changing a county road to honor them
Comments re article 44479 Joppa It means Beautiful

Brent Thompson writes:
I live on the old Bloyd farm in Joppa. Our road first was Bloyd RD and then it was changed to Combest DR. I've always wondered where that name came from. Ed, I saw that you mentioned the Combest brothers in your reply and I was just curious to find out a little something about who they were. Now I know where the name came from though. Brent Thompson
Thanks. I thought we'd get more on the Combest Brothers sooner. Maybe your letter will help. One of them very much associated with racing was Nick Combest. His brother was the more famous jockey, I believe; and sort of remember that the brother rode in at least one Kentucky Derby. I remember Reed Combest, another brother, better. He had a Dodge dealership in the 1950's at the Fabulous Four-Way intersection where Holt's Parkway Auto Repair is today, at 1011 Jamestown ST, Columbia, KY. Can never forget seeing an epic automotive advance there - no velcro invention, but impressive - when Reed Combest showed the first three - tone cars in Columbia. Up to that time, mankinds progress had been limited to two tone cars. -EW




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