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Amtrak Raton NM

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Wikipedia:   Raton Pass had been used by Spanish explorers and Indians for centuries to cut through the rugged Rocky Mountains, but the trail was too rough for wagons on the Santa Fe Trail.

Raton was founded at the site of Willow Springs, a stop on the Santa Fe Trail. The original 320 acres (1.3 km2) for the Raton townsite were purchased from the Maxwell Land Grant in 1880. In 1879, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway bought a local toll road and established a busy rail line. Raton quickly developed as a railroad, mining and ranching center for the northeast part of the New Mexico territory, as well as the county seat and principal trading center of the area.

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di New Mexico

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A: K-T Boundary [1]

di pix, 28.7 km di distanza

The K-T Boundary marks a transition in geologic time from the Cretaceous to Tertiary periods.  It is ...

K-T Boundary [1]

B: K-T Boundary [2]

di pix, 28.7 km di distanza

The K-T Boundary marks a transition in geologic time from the Cretaceous to Tertiary periods.  It is ...

K-T Boundary [2]

C: Trinidad Lake

di pix, 29.1 km di distanza

Trinidad Lake

D: Capulin Volcano - Crater Rim Trail [1]

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Capulin Volcano - Crater Rim Trail [1]

E: Capulin Volcano crater vent

di pix, 43.6 km di distanza

Capulin Volcano crater vent

F: Capulin Mountain summit

di pix, 43.8 km di distanza

View from the top of Capulin Mountain (Capulin Volcano - elev. 8,182') in Capulin Volcano National Mo...

Capulin Mountain summit

G: Downtown Folsom

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Downtown Folsom

H: Folsom Cemetery

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Folsom Cemetery

I: Upper Bench

di Michael Dofing, 68.0 km di distanza

Rocks near a campsite at Upper Bench.

Upper Bench

J: Near Baldy Mountain

di Michael Dofing, 73.9 km di distanza

After climbing down from Baldy Mountain.

Near Baldy Mountain

Questo panorama è stato scattato in New Mexico

Questa è una vista generale di New Mexico

New Mexico is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States. Inhabited by Native American populations for many centuries, it has also been part of the Imperial Spanish viceroyalty of New Spain, part of Mexico, and a U.S. territory. Among U.S. states, New Mexico has the highest percentage of Hispanics at 45% (2008 estimate), being descendants of Spanish colonists and recent immigrants from Latin America. It also has the third-highest percentage of Native Americans after Alaska and Oklahoma, and the fifth-highest total number of Native Americans after California, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Texas. The tribes represented in the state consist of mostly Navajo and Pueblo peoples. As a result, the demographics and culture of the state are unique for their strong Spanish, Mexican, and Native American cultural influences. At a population density of 16 per square mile, New Mexico is the sixth most sparsely inhabited U.S. state.

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_mexico]

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