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1973: Eldridge considers injunction against Davenport annexation

Compiled by Erin M. Gentz
Posted 9/27/23

Sept. 26, 1973: Members of the Eldridge City Council asked the town’s lawyers to prepare an injunction against the City of Davenport, restraining them from continuing annexation proceedings on portions of Scott County that had already been voluntarily annexed into Eldridge. A special question on the Davenport ballot in the Oct. 2 primary election would ask voters to approve a forced annexation that would extend the city’s outer limits further into rural Scott County.

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