The multiple sources I was able to secure from the historic preservation office, JPL's Special Collections department and google books indicate it was officially platted as "Mount Olive" sometime in the mid 20th century. I'm in Detroit so I can't access my research papers at the moment, so I can't give the exact date right now. There are serveral cemeteries in the immediate vicinity. Can you scan and post the pre-fire maps to see if the exact site matches up?
sure. it will be during the week obviously.
They are how I found Mount Olive personally. We were looking up all the old sites listed on the maps as graveyards and Mount Olive was on the site. Its hard to pin down the exact location given the changes in topography since the maps were made, but clearly in the area.
It is sad indeed that the JPL does not have a set of copies to the old maps, perhaps we can work with Paul Dillard towards rectifying that situation. After talking with him I think his company might have many duplicate copies of the pre fire maps that I have seen and worked with.
I had forgotten that Mount Olive was separate from AL Lewis's other cemeteries. I never connected the ownership with the Two Step. But given the proximity it makes sense.