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Four Centuries in Fanwood

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Jayden Cardenas, 10, on right, finds where he lives in Kenilworth on a Union County map book from the early 1800's while touring the Fanwood museum with his mother, Carla Quezada, on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.   Fanwood's museum, in the town's historic Victorian train station, was one of 27 featured spots in Union County's "Four Centuries in a Weekend" observance of New Jersey's 350th birthday. Fanwood Historical Preservation Commission chairman Adam Kois, second from left, with his son, Ian, helped the visitors find their home's location. Credits: Brian Horton
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FANWOOD, NJ -- Union County's "Four Centuries in a Weekend" celebration marking the 350th birthday of New Jersey included a stop at the historic Fanwood train station, one of 27 house museums and historic sites featured in the two-day free eventy.

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