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Ingredients

1/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
5 eggs
2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup buttermilk
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar to garnish

Instructions

Cream the butter and sugar until smooth. Add 1 egg at a time, mixing well. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Blend. Gradually add the buttermilk. Blend. Add the bananas, walnuts and vanilla. Blend thoroughly. Place in greased bundt pan or angel food pan. Bake one hour at 375 degrees. Cool in pan 15 minutes before turning out on rack to finish cooling. After cake is cooled completely, sprinkle powdered sugar over top.

Mary Hines, East Moline



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1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
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