GFC Through the Decades


2017 marks the 100th year in our present building. Join GFC as we journey through 10 decades of tradition with pictures and memories. Building Dedication - 1917   This building is dedicated to the impressionable young people who will be educated within its walls.  Hundred of years after the earlier students may have been forgotten, boys and girls will likely be receiving their education here and forming ideas consistent with those times.  This would be in keeping with the admonition of the great Ruskin -    "Therefore when we build let us think that we build forever.  Let it not be for present delight, nor for present use alone.  Let it be such works as our descendants will thank us for, and let us think as we lay stone on stone, that a time will come when those stones will be held sacred cause our hands have touched them and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, 'See, this our fathers did for us'."     No doubt in the years to come, many an illustrious career will be traced back to its beginning in the Central High School Building of Grand Forks, North Dakota.