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Author Stott, Annette.

Title Pioneer cemeteries : sculpture gardens of the Old West / Annette Stott
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xxx, 370 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents List of cemeteries -- Map of Rocky Mountain Region -- From Boot Hill to Fair Mount: the transformation of the Western cemetery -- Tombstone carvers and monument makers of the Rocky Mountain West -- M. Rauh, Riverside Marble Works, and the gendered cemetery -- Mail-order monuments and other imports: Rocky Mountain cemeteries in a national context -- The cemetery in Western life
Summary As pioneers attempted to settle and civilize the "Wild West," cemeteries became important cultural centers. Filled with carved wooden headboards, inscribed local stones, and Italian marble statues, cemeteries functioned as symbols of stability and progress toward a European-inspired vision of Manifest Destiny. As repositories of art and history, these pioneer cemeteries tell the story of communities and visual culture emerging together within the developing landscape of the Old West
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-345) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cemeteries -- Rocky Mountains -- History -- 19th century.
Pioneers -- Rocky Mountains.
Sepulchral monuments -- Rocky Mountains -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0803216084 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
0803218672 (electronic bk.)
9780803216082 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9780803218673 (electronic bk.)