Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift together flour, sugar, salt, soda, and spices in a large bowl. Add beaten eggs, pumpkin, water, and oil; mix until well blended. Add nuts and raisins or dates. Pour into greased two 9-inch pans, three 8-inch pans, or four 7-inch pans. Bake at 350 degrees (F) for 10 minutes, then at 325 degrees (F) for one hour for 9-inch, 50 minutes for 8-inch, or 45 minutes for 7-inch pans.
From Dave Maynard's Beginnings/Endings cookbook
Recipe from Olga Connoni, Milford, MA