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  • Bill Koch's 'Western Town'

    An Old West town re-created by billionaire William "Bill" Koch is seen near Paonia State Park in Colo., Aug. 22, 2012. One of the lesser-known Koch brothers, he developed a private 19th-century village with a saloon, jail and train station in a region of the Rocky Mountains pockmarked with historic ghost towns. Brothers Charles and David Koch are known for funding conservative political groups.
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  • Bill Koch's 'Western Town'

    Koch reportedly will not open his replicated town to the public. But in February until April, the conservative political donor opened his collection of American western frontier memorabilia to the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, Fl. His exhibition was called "Recapturing the Real West: The Collections of William I. Koch" and included paintings, photographs, clothing, guns, and more.
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  • Bill Koch's 'Western Town'

    Koch's collection of more than 500 objects at the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach included this photo of a Wyoming Cowboy by J.C. Grabill, 1887. According to the society, other items of his collection include original paintings and sculpture by artists such as Charlie Russell and Frederic Remington.
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  • Bill Koch's 'Western Town'

    Female Native-American and frontier clothing are shown from the Florida exhibit, which also had more than 150 guns from Jesse James, John Wesley Hardin and the Ford Brothers, and the lawmen who pursued them, and the multi-million dollar Carson City Gold Collection.
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  • Bill Koch's 'Western Town'

    Koch also owns the only existing tintype photo of Billy the Kid, from 1879-1880, General Custer's personal flag flown at The Battle of Little Big Horn and one of the only authentic photographs legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
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