Our Past

1973: 'No' vote ends forced annexation southwest of Eldridge

Compiled by Erin M. Gentz
Posted 10/11/23

Oct. 10, 1973: Davenport voters overwhelmingly voted “no” on a forced annexation measure. The Eldridge City Council was moving to see what measures could be taken to ensure more growth within the town. Property owners in an area southwest of Eldridge had approached town leaders about how to voluntarily be annexed into town.

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