The New International Encyclopædia/Raton
RATON, rȧ-tōn′. A city and the county-seat of Colfax County, N. M., seven miles south of the northern boundary of the Territory, and 22 miles south of Trinidad, Colo.; on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad (Map: New Mexico, F 1). It is the centre of a stock-raising and farming region, which is also noted for its extensive coal deposits. There are large railroad repair shops here, the city being a division terminal of the Santa Fe line. Population, in 1890, 1255; in 1900, 3540.