NEBRASKA: Boys Town Bonanza

"There are no bad boys," said Father Edward Flanagan as he set about building Boys Town on a swatch of Nebraska prairie back in 1917. His goal was to establish a refuge for homeless boys, many sent to him by state welfare agencies. Over the years a stream of tattered urchins found their way along U.S. Highway 6, which cuts through nearby Omaha, to Boys Town. In 1938, a wind-battered waif in the movie Boys Town made the place part of American folklore. Arriving at the doorstep with an injured lad slung on...

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