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A Road Much Traveled

July 27th, 2017     By Boys Town Contributor

Boys Town History, Father Flanagan, Saving Children, Village of Boys Town

​There’s not much left of Birch Drive today — just a few jagged pieces of crumbling concrete. But in its heyday, this tree-lined street was the path to a second chance for homeless young men and boys coming from as far away as Florida and Washington.

Watch the video below to learn more about their historic journey.

 

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