"A moving reminder of the sheer transitory nature of American life."—Thomas McGonigle, ABC of Reading
"Illustrated with more than 80 photographs, this highly readable book shows how the pioneer cemetery emerged as a site of public sculpture."—Larry Cox, Tucson Citizen’s Calendar
"Pioneer Cemeteries is an informative addition to the study of the western built environment, particularly from the less frequently considered realm of public art."—Dena Sanford, Montana, The Magazine of Western History
"This careful study discloses how cemeteries functioned as prominent sites of public art as much as they offered repositories of local history."—J. Decker, CHOICE
"I have never visited any of the cemeteries surveyed in Annette Stott's comprehensive new work, Pioneer Cemeteries: Sculpture Gardens of the Old West
, but reading her book is the next best thing to visiting them. The author takes the reader on a vivid, personal tour through dozens of overgrown, long-forgotten burial places in the Rocky Mountain area, as well as the surviving cemeteries that are still active today."
—Marta Christensen Dawes, Nebraska History
"I have taken students to Laramie's Greenhill Cemetery several times for pedagogical reasons. Annette Stott's Pioneer Cemeteries makes me want to go back and look again, to satisfy my own curiosity."—Quincy D. Newell, Annals of Wyoming