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Ingredients

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/3 cup walnuts
1/3 cup coconut
1/2 cup oatmeal
1-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk

Instructions

Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, beating well. Stir in vanilla, dates, walnuts, coconuts and oatmeal. Sift dry ingredients together and add to first mixture alternately with milk. Mix well. Bake in greased loaf pan for 50-60 minutes in 350 degree oven.



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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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