‘Barbary Coast’ was early crime neighborhood of GJ

Jim Patsios’ killing by Pete Leventis led to the gun battle described by the Aug. 17, 1938, edition of the Daily Sentinel.



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Jim Patsios’ killing by Pete Leventis led to the gun battle described by the Aug. 17, 1938, edition of the Daily Sentinel.

The is the first in a series about a web of violence and vice in Grand Junction, or as some called it, “Little Chicago,” that came to a head in the late 1930s with the formation of…




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