Did you know that Duncan almost didn’t come to be? Robert Dunsmuir, the E&N railway builder, planned to put the station north of here. The locals rallied and convinced Dunsmuir and Prime Minister Macdonald to build the train station in its current location. The station, known as Duncan’s Crossing, was born in 1887. Look at all the trees!
The city flourished because of the station, and businesses (banks, prestigious hotels, a creamery and other stores) and churches moved to Duncan. The original station quickly outgrew its capacity; it was replaced by the current station in 1912.
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