Billionaire's new Colorado town is a private Old West marvel - The Denver Post: KEBLER PASS�—There's a new town in Colorado. It has about 50 buildings, including a saloon, a church, a jail, a firehouse, a livery and a train station. Soon, it will have a mansion on a hill so the town's founder can look down on his creation.
But don't expect to move here — or even to visit.
This town is billionaire Bill Koch's fascination with the Old West rendered in bricks and mortar. It sits on a 420-acre meadow on his Bear Ranch below the Raggeds Wilderness Area in Gunnison County. It's an unpopulated, faux Western town that might boggle the mind of anyone who ever had a playhouse.
And he says it will never, ever be open to the public, so all you unwashed peons can just keep out. This is one of the notorious Koch brothers, the oil billionaires who bankrolled much of the Tea Party and are pushing the Republican party farther and farther to the right.