Father Edward J. Flanagan, Founder of Boys Town
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Youth Care

Fr. Flanagan
Father Flanagan.
Courtesy Boys Town Hall of History, Nebraska


With such great publicity, Father Flanagan was able to turn his efforts from fund-raising to developing his youth care ideas. After World War II, he traveled to Japan, Asia, and Europe to share his ideas for youth care. He died in 1948 of a heart attack while traveling in Berlin, Germany.



Father Flanagan was inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 1965-66.
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Boys Town Aerial View
Aerial view of Boys Town in 2003.
Courtesy Boys Town Hall of History, Nebraska

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