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This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Pt. Lookout Event

Pt. Lookout State Park is featuring the following event today and tomorrow:
Regarding the above image of Pt. Lookout Hospital/Fort/Prison Camp, for some time now I have been trying to find out how it came to be.  I'm guessing that it is a painting but nothing on it indicates who the artist was.  Internet searching for "Images of Pt. Lookout Prison" reveals the following:

Note that the image in the upper left corner of these samples contains the Hq's building and a legend detailing what each building was.
Additional internet searches revealed a lot of info on the Prison Camp itself but nothing that I could find about the origins of this aerial view of it.  (I did spend a little time looking thru this interesting book containing "sketches of Pt. Lookout" click here.)

If anyone has any info on the origins - not oranges! - of this image please let me know.

The following classic Civil War tune has earned the following disclaimer from the YouTube folks.  Guess they were worried about the "We'll all feel gay" line.  That or "we'll all drink stone wine."  Never knew this tune was so controversial.


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