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Black Walnut Candy

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Ingredients

4-1/2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups milk
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 cup black walnut pieces

Instructions

Butter an 11x7-inch pan. Set aside. Place milk and sugar in a 2-quart sauce pan. Bring to a boil and cook to a softball stage, 238 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat. Stir in butter until melted. Stir in walnuts. Place saucepan into a pan or sink of cold water. Let sit a few minutes. Stir until mixture starts to thicken. Pour into prepared pan. When set, cut into squares.

Nancy O'Mary
Rock Island




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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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