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My Hometown: Cranford, New Jersey

When Doreen Schindler and her husband left city living behind for the suburbs, they chose a town with historic museums, an old-fashioned downtown area, and a river that runs through it.

By Caren Oppenheim

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Williams-Droescher Mill
Williams-Droescher Mill/Jacob Snavely
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Native American artifacts, such as arrowheads and stone axes, can be seen at the Crane-Phillips House Living Museum. It's a small Victorian cottage that shows what life was like in the late 19th century. Costumed docents give tours of the home, including "Kate's room," which has a dollhouse and children's outfits from the Cranford Historical Society's antique clothing collection—it's our daughters' favorite part.

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