The Van Epps Photographs focus on mines and mining camps in Park County, Colorado. Included are images of the Russia Mine, the North and South London mines and many landscape views from that region. Everett E. Van Epps, miner, newspaper editor, and photographer, was born April 28, 1858 near Independence, Iowa. He was widely known as a lover of nature and animals surrounding himself with pet fawns, birds and dogs for much of his life. He died tragically, August 30, 1935, in an accidental powder blast on his placer ground near Alma, Colorado.