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Lost Kootenays

by (author) Greg Nesteroff & Eric Brighton

MacIntrye Purcell Publishing Inc.
Initial publish date
Jul 2021
General, Essays, General, History
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2021
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Greg Nesteroff and Eric Brighton started the Lost Kootenays Facebook Group with the intent of preserving, promoting and sharing the history of the Kootenays and the people who lived here. Today the Lost Kootenays community is 48,000 strong and one of the most dynamic sites in British Columbia.

Together Greg Nesteroff and Eric Brighton have put together the definitive photographic account of the Kootenays. From its First Peoples, to mining, forestry, fruit farming, railroading and steamboating, it is all here.
With more than 130 photographs — many of them seen here for the first time — Lost Kootenays offers us a window into the past, showing life as it was then, and stirring in us the emotions of wonder and curiosity about those who have gone before us and the lives they lived.


About the authors

Greg Nesteroff is the former editor of the Nelson Star, former news director of the Vista Radio stations in the West Kootenay, and the co-author of Lost Kootenays: A History in Photographs. He runs "The Kütne Reader," a blog about local history.

Greg Nesteroff's profile page

Eric Brighton is a history buff, amateur photographer and passionate explorer and promoter of the Kootenay region. He is also a well-known contributor to many history groups.

Eric Brighton's profile page