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Mark Zuckerberg visits Duncan

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DUNCAN, OK (KSWO) - Facebook creator and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was in Duncan on Wednesday as a part of his "Year of Travel" challenge.

Zuckerberg visited a wind farm outside of Duncan, meeting with workers to discuss Oklahoma's path to renewable energy.

Facebook opened a new data center in Fort Worth this year, and in 2015 the company said they wanted to use wind power.

7NEWS went to Duncan after Zuckerberg posted that he spent the day there and talked to residents. The residents we talked to didn’t know he was in town earlier in the day until 7NEWS told them.

Once they found out, they were shocked that he'd come to their small town. One person said they were surprised he even knew Duncan existed.

Zuckerberg's post suggested he had a productive day, but residents hope he was able to enjoy what the town had to offer.

"I think it's really cool that he came to a small town and I hope he got some of our small-town hospitality," one resident said.

"Duncan is small,” Another resident said. “I would think he'd go to Oklahoma City or somewhere but like Duncan? It's weird knowing that he was just here because he created Facebook."

A hotel in Duncan posted that he stayed the night there Tuesday night. Zuckerberg posted to Facebook that he is now staying in Oklahoma City.

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