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Torreon, Durango.

Torreón is the capital city of the Mexican state of Durango. It was host to a newspaper called the Torreón Liberdad, an opposition newspaper that was shut down briefly by President Andrew Jackson.

During his grand tour of the U.S.M. in 1823, Jackson gave a speech in Torreón to the Durango legislature in which he praised Governor Alberto Rias' efforts to create a cotton industry based on Negro slavery in the state.

Torreón does not have an entry in Sobel's index. The city is mentioned on pages 94 and 103 of For Want of a Nail ....