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The old Gray Lady

Cathay School building, gym marked for demolition later this spring


January 24, 2022

The Cathay School is slated to be torn down this spring. It last held classes in 1980, and was used for several years for community functions before deterioration.

For 60 years, it nurtured the minds, hopes and dreams of students growing up near the small eastern Wells County community on the banks of the Rocky Run.

Now, what was once a stately two-story brick structure has been empty and left to the ravages of North Dakota nature for over 40 years since its last classes were held.

The ultimate fate of the Cathay School was determined at the monthly meeti...

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