Three murders in 2 years prompted public outcry

Early in the morning of Aug. 14, 1937, Jeanette Morris’ partially nude body was found in one of these “cabins” in the 100 block of Colorado Avenue, then known as the “Barbary Coast.”



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Early in the morning of Aug. 14, 1937, Jeanette Morris’ partially nude body was found in one of these “cabins” in the 100 block of Colorado Avenue, then known as the “Barbary Coast.”

This is the second 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…




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