ICON | Stine Bauer


Screen shots of Christine "Stine" Bauer and Eddie Bauer via EddieBauer.com.

In the fall of 1927, Eddie Bauer and a friend were hunting blue grouse on Bodie Mountain in northeastern Washington State. They camped next to another hunting party that included a young woman by the name of Christine, "Stine" Heltborg. She sang, played the ukulele, laughed easily and changed Eddie's life forever. On February 19, 1929, Eddie and Stine were married. An 8-time Washington Skeetshooting Champion and former beauty shop owner, Stine hunted and fished alongside him all over the Pacific Northwest. Later in life she took up painting. They remained together for 57 years. —excerpt from EddieBauer.com.

6 comments:

Summer is a Verb said...

Oh lordy. I so hope the lynching mob that showed up at my Chicks With Guns post don't pay you a visit today. I was completely blindsided by the visceral response people had to hunting. But, what do I know, I come from the land o' pick up trucks with head lamps and gun racks and freezers stocked with white paper packaging :)

evencleveland said...

Great find + great photos!

Quite Continental said...

Love this.

Jenny said...

cool!

Anonymous said...

Had no idea about Stine Bauer! Thanks.

Vern said...

This is great! I'm a big Eddie Bauer fan and had noticed several items with "Stine" in the name. My curiosity finally got me to google it and I found this blog post. JACKPOT! I love this blog... as I scan through all I can think of is, where have you been my whole life?!