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Mt. Olive designated as historical cemetery

May 24, 2011

Work has been completed by the Howard County Historical Commission to designate Mt. Olive Cemetery as a Historic Texas Cemetery. Pictured from left are Bruce Broughton, Big Spring Parks & Cemeteries senior maintenance; Rebecca Pritchett, P&C administrative secretary; Loyce Phillips; Charlene Ragan, chair; and Sue Ann Damron and Janie Harrison, members of Howard County Historical Commission. (Courtesy photo/Nancy Koger)

Howard County drivers passing by Mt. Olive Cemetery on Texas Highway 350 may not have noticed the latest addition to the stone entrance gate, but the metal medallion mounted on the left side is the third step in the historic preservation of the cemetery.

When Rebecca Pritchett, administrative secretary to the city Parks & Cemetery Department, asked Bruce Broughton, senior maintenance for the department, to affix that medallion to the gate earlier this year, she was helping Howard County Historical Commission to complete the process of making Mt. Olive Cemetery a Historic Texas Cemetery.

Now that the Mt. Olive Cemetery project is complete, the Howard County HC plans to obtain the Texas Historic Cemetery designation for the Coahoma Cemetery and some of the smaller cemeteries in the county in the future.

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