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Father Flanagan’s Desk: More than Just a Workspace
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by Boys Town Contributor

tags: Boys Town History, Father Flanagan, Village of Boys Town

Father Flanagan’s Desk: More than Just a Workspace

​Crafted from more than 250,000 pieces of wood from all around the world, this 320-pound intricately inlaid desk tells a story of dedication and perseverance. It was hand-made by 20 boys as a Christmas present for Father Edward J. Flanagan. The desk took more than three years to complete and was presented to the Boys Town founder in 1939. Learn more about its fascinating story when you watch the video below.