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North 2nd Street in Raton (located near the Colorado border along I-25).   Photo taken February 22, 2014.  "Raton" is Spanish for "small rat".  Raton was originally called Willow Springs in 1877 , a stop on the Santa Fe Trail.  In 1879 it was renamed Otero, and then in 1880, renamed Raton. 
 

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The historic El Raton Theater on North 2nd Street in downtown.  Built in 1930 and still operating, the façade of the structure was built to look like a Scottish castle.

 

 A close-up of the El Raton sign and the marquee.

 

Interesting symbols atop the International Bank building on North 2nd Street.  The swastika has been used by many cultures through-out the world.  Native American's call it the "whirling log."