Our Past

With 10-year moratorium ended, Eldridge loses bid for Cat annexation

Compiled by Linda Tubbs
Posted 12/5/18

Dec. 7, 1978: The city of Eldridge lost its $50 million land annexation lawsuit when the Iowa Supreme Court denied a motion to reconsider an October ruling which had dismissed Eldridge’s appeal. At issue was whether the Caterpillar plant at Mount Joy would become part of Davenport or Eldridge.

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