Boys Town marks its 100th birthday with time capsule

December 17, 2017

BOYS TOWN, Neb. (AP) — Boys Town celebrated 100 years of caring for children this month.

The famous facility filled a time capsule with letters, artwork, commemorative objects, a yearbook and other items to mark the occasion. It is slated to be opened 100 years from now.

The facility was started in Omaha in 1917 by Father Edward Flanagan as an orphanage for troubled boys. It was made famous in the 1938 movie starring Spencer Tracey and Mickey Rooney.

Today, Boys Town is a national organization that operates sites around the country and serves girls and families as well as boys.

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