"Mobile's Magnolia Cemetery is rich in tradition and folklore, as the burial ground for Alabama governors, congressmen, mayors, generals, doctors, lawyers, writers, plague victims, Jews, free blacks, society women, and even Apache warriors. But the story of Magnolia Cemetery itself is rich; its existence parallels the evolution of cemeteries in the United States, while its exceptional sculpture strikingly demonstrates the Victorian acceptance, even celebration, of death." ["Alabama Heritage," Fall 1994, Number 34]