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.