Filson • Red Wing Shoe Store Vienna
Born in 1850 C. C. Filson inherited his father's pioneerist and love for nature. After his childhood in Nebraska and moving through the country as a railroad conductor, he moved to the small town of Seattle, Washington in the 1890s. Filsons timing could not have been better. In 1897 was the beginning of the Great Klondike Gold Rush, and thousands of fortune hunters stomped through Seattle heading north where he ran a small outfitting shop. To meet the needs of gold diggers, C.C. Filson's Pioneer Alaska apparel & blanket manufacturing in 1897. Filson supplied gold diggers with a variety of outdoor items including clothing, blankets, boots and sleeping bags. After the gold rush ended around 1899, Filson relocated to providing equipment for outdoor-oriented activities and occupations including hunting, fishing and camping.