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Clark County, Ohio, 1982. Copyright © State Aerial. Share

My father-in-law purchased this farm in the 1980's without even looking at the house. He simply wanted the farm ground. When my husband graduated from college in 1997, it became his home. In 2002, shortly after we were married, we purchased the house and some of the land.

So much has has changed since this photo was taken. On top of everything, we've done lots and lots of cleaning up! We have added pasture for cattle and sheep, taken down some old trees and planted several new ones. The barns have been painted and sided and we added a new grain bin. The house is still a work in progress but it's a wonderful place for our three little boys to grow up and explore. I'd like to think that the changes we've made have been improvements and something to be proud of.

I was so excited to be able to get a picture from this time period. It was taken way before we started making changes and it's a really awesome thing to be able to compare. We have an original photo (I've been doing local research) of the farm and found out that it was built in 1868. It was one of the first homes in Greene Twp a long time ago - a little bit of history!
Thank you Vintage Aerial!

—Crissy Spracklen

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