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Old 09-19-2008, 12:17 AM
 
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Question Raton Petroleum Company 1919

In 1919 my dad purchase stock in a company called Raton Petroleum Company. The stock certificate is dated 08/12/1919. I have been unable to find any information on the internet about this company. Has anyone out here heard of them or can anyone tell me how to go about researching them.

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jmhicks
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Old 09-19-2008, 04:04 PM
 
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I would call Raton City Hall because if they are still registered in the region they will have to have a license and whatnot. If they are no longer around they may be able to tell you when they ceased.
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:17 PM
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Location: Central New Mexico
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You can find the info your looking for in this book. Amazon.com: Raton History Mystery and More: Mike J. Pappas: Books

The stocks are worthless other than the historical value. The stock(s) you have were sold to raise money to look for oil in promising areas around Raton. They found a really promising well and raised even more money under the name of Northern New Mexico Crude Oil Company. They never did find oil.
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