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Raton is a town in northeastern New Mexico, United States of America.

Description is available from Wikitravel under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license. A list of contributors is available at the original article.


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  1. Raton was founded at the site of Willow Springs, a stop on the Santa Fe Trail.
  2. Raton was the site of New Mexico's first horse racetrack, La Mesa Park, which closed in 1992.
  3. The Fireballs, rock and roll group who had a #1 hit with 1963's "Sugar Shack" and #9 hit with "Bottle of Wine", was formed in Raton.

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