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John Kalmakov has been an art teacher, amateur photographer, practising artist and graphic designer, in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia since the early 1970s.  Now retired, he occasionally contributes his services and artwork to local non-profit organizations.  A selection of his work, past and present, can be previewed here online.
 

Photographs, Art and Graphics

> A Selection of Photographs ...
> A Portfolio of Art and Graphics ...
> Video:  A Penticton Art Gallery commentary on realist paintings (1983 exhibit -12 min.)

> Grand Forks Rocks - a 1960s story and booklet design ...
> Doukhobor-related Graphics ...

 

Random Bits and Pieces of West Kootenay-Boundary historical research
For casual reading only. The following content has not been "fact checked" by expert historians.

01 > The 49th Parallel Northwest Boundary Survey ...
02 > 49th Parallel Survey - Mapping the Boundary Survey ...
03 > 49th Parallel Survey - the Logistics and the Science ...
04 > 49th Parallel Survey - the Photographic Record (Grande Prairie / Grand Forks) ...
05 > 49th Parallel Survey - the Photographic Record (Rock Creek) ...
06 > 49th Parallel Survey - the Photographic Record (Fort Colville & Fort Shepherd) ...
07 > The Historic Canadian Dominion Land Survey 1871- 1889 ...
08 > Dominion Land Survey - historic documents and maps ...
09 > The Osoyoos Land District Township Survey ...
10 > Pre-emptions in Colonial British Columbia and Grand Forks ...
11 > Grand Forks historic survey maps 1893-1897...
12 > Grand Forks Original Crown Land Grants 1878-1913 ...
13 > Phoenix Webpage - with a 1911 Interactive Map and over 50 historic photographs ...
14 > The Grand Forks Granby Smelter ...
15 > Historic Boundary District Railways - Grand Forks to Phoenix ...
16 > Historical Photographs of Grand Forks & the West Kootenay-Boundary ...
17 > Grand Forks 1913 Promotional Photo Album ...
18 > Grand Forks - a Smelter View from Hardy Mountain ...
19 > Online Historical Atlas of Canada (Boundary Changes 1670 - 2001) ...

About Doukhobors
01 > Doukhobors in the News - Manitoba Free Press ...
02 > Akhalkalaki and the Mokri Gori (Wet Mountains) ...
03 > Abastuman - the Dowager Empress and the Doukhobor Petition ...