Chisholm Trail Amateur Radio Club (CTARC) Special Event
June 27, 1892 marks the day the first regularly scheduled Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad passenger train stopped in Duncan. A large crowd of spectators turned out to meet the train, including a group of Comanche Indians led by Chief Quannah Parker. After the train left the station, a celebration and barbecue began which continued for three days. The celebration included speeches expounding the virtues and hopes of the city, but no political speeches, since Duncan was part of Indian Territory.
While June 27, 1892 is considered to be the birthday of Duncan, a Post Office by the name of Duncan had been established a few years earlier on April 7, 1884. This Post Office was several miles east of the present city at William Duncan's store, near the Chisholm Trail. This historic trail was largely responsible for the settlement of Indian Territory, which later became Oklahoma. The Trail was broken around 1865, and during the 35 years that followed an estimated 10 million head of cattle were driven from Texas to the railhead at Abilene, Kansas. The path worn into the earth by those cattle and wagons can still be seen today. After the railroad line through DLD1can was completed, Duncan's store was moved to a few blocks south of the train station. The city of Duncan has grown up around this site.
The Chisholm Trail Amateur Radio Club was founded June 30, 1956. The first meeting's activities included formation of a TVI committee and a demonstration on transistors and their use.