Archive for December, 1917

December 12, 1917

On this day in 1917, Irish priest Father Edward J. Flanagan founded what would become known as “Boys Town” in Omaha, Nebraska. Beginning as a home for troubled and neglected children, only six boys entered the home upon its establishment. Flanagan, who had previously run the Workingman’s Hotel, a haven for downtrodden workers, understood thatRead more..