On May 1st, 1970, a hiker, pilot & outdoor enthusiast Jesse Brown culminated his dream of being an outfitter, when he opened Jesse Brown’s, Inc.
May 1st, 2010, Jesse & Catherine, celebrated the Anniversary of the first backpacking & mountaineering store in the Southeast, by meeting with old & new customers alike.
Jesse opened in Greer, SC, but was recruited to Charlotte by customer, Ervin Jackson, Jr, who came by to say hello.
Answers to our Trivia Questions
- The first store was in Greer, SC
- The first Charlotte location was at 5th & Independence (Peggy Houston’s Lamp)
- The first store dog, Barney Googenheimer Brown (1971)
- Fly Fishing came into the company in 1978
Thanks to everyone for a great event. We look forward to 40 more years of outfitting the Carolinas.