Most people from the Honey Lake Valley have heard of Isaac Roop and seen his mural on the South Lassen Street wall, but few know who he really was. Isaac Roop was born in Maryland in 1822. He was from a farming family, and when Isaac was 16 years old, the family moved to Ohio. Isaac’s large family included nine boys and two girls. Shortly after arriving in Ohio, Isaac set out on his own and opened a saw and grist mill.