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R.L. Sharp
R.L. Sharp Portriat
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Farmer, Businessman
Adventurer and Politician

Robert L. Sharp (left) was quite a fellow. Besides farming, he was a businessman and an adventurer. Additionally, he served as a county representative for Fairfield Co. for 8 years. His son, William H. Sharp, wrote "Life and Diary of Robert L. Sharp," which gives historic insight into the development of the Hocking Valley and. The book includes Robert’s Diary to California during the Gold Rush.

Farm house in 18880s
Farm House 1880’s
R.L. Sharp
R.L. Sharp Portriat

Farm house in around 1910
Farm House around 1910
aerial view of farm in 1970s
Aerial view of Farm in 1970’s