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A Lasting Foundation
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by Boys Town Contributor

tags: Boys Town History, Father Flanagan, Healing Families, Saving Children, Village of Boys Town

A Lasting Foundation

​With nothing more than a $90 loan from a trusted friend,​ Father Flanagan began his mission to save Omaha’s homeless boys.​ All that remains of Boys Town’s original location is a small piece of limestone rubble, but its size disguises its monumental significance.