Honorary Citizen of Boys Town by Father Edward Flanagan - Nebraska 1948

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Beautifully printed membership card from Boys Town - Nebraska issued in 1948. This historic document has the printed signature of Father Edward Flanagan (E J Flanagan) and is over 59 years old.
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Founded by Father Edward Joseph Flanagan (1886-1948), an Irish-born Catholic Priest in 1917, Boys Town has a long history of offering help, hope and healing to abused, abandoned, neglected, handicapped or otherwise troubled children. It moved to larger quarters west of Omaha in 1918, and in 1922 the farm became the incorporated village of Boys Town, Nebraska. In 1977, the first girls moved into Boys Town. On August 25, 2000, the village's residents voted to change their town's name to Girls and Boys Town, Nebraska. Boys Town was made famous by the movie staring Spencer Tracy who played Father Flanagan.