Richens Lacey Wootton
In his early life Wootton was a mountain man and trapper, then a hunter at Bent's Fort. In 1866 he built a toll road through Raton Pass. He hired a tribe of Utes under Chief Conniache to build it. He later sold the road to the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad.
He is referenced in Michners' "Centennial ".