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Capitan began to flourish in 1897 when the El Paso and Northeastern Railway built a line to nearby coal reserves. After the mines became depleted and the railroad abandoned its branch, the town became a commercial center for farmers and ranchers, and it also serves as a base for visitors taking advantage of the recreational opportunities offered by the Lincoln National Forest.
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