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Ingredients

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup chopped nuts

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Mix together flour, baking powder and baking soda; set aside. Mix together pumpkin, buttermilk and vanilla. Set aside. Beat together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar at medium speed for 10 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time. Alternate adding flour mixture and pumpkin, beating at low speed after each addition until well blended. Stir in nuts. Pour into pan and smooth top. Bake 60-80 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Nancy O'Mary, Rock Island



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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