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Ingredients

4 eggs
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 cup oil
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Icing:
30 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups confectioners sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

Beat together eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, soda and salt. Gradually add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture. Mix well Pour into ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Cool. For icing, beat cream cheese, sugar, butter and vanilla in small bowl. Add enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost. Cut into 24 bars.

Nancy O'Mary, Rock Island




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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
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1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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