In 1917, a 31-year-old Irish priest made a world of difference in the lives of countless children when he founded a home for troubled boys. That priest was Father Edward Flanagan, and his big heart and good deeds have resonated in the lives of families for 100 years.

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The town itself is a treasure, both for Nebraska and for the country. The work they do is even more impressive. Find out more about Boys Town at their official site.

Read about two more of Nebraska’s remarkable small towns here and here.

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