BAIN TOWNSHIP, AITKIN COUNTY, MINNESOTA
Contributed by Steve Olds
This may have been the old road in Bain.
THE BAIN FIRE
The following was written by Rebecca E. Allen, a resident of Bain, in her diary.
It was submitted by Florence Allen.
Bain, Minnesota October 12, 1918
October 12, Saturday about noon the big fire came in on us from the Northwest and we had to
fight fire awful hard till Sunday morning but saved our buildings and hay. But Bain burned all
but school house and 2 dwellings, Chas Megarry's and Mrs. Harry Boatman's and a small barn of
Vance Sherrill's. Mr. Boyd and Young and Maude Young and Mr. Heath of Swatara and Loyd Rulen and
Will Rolf and Chas Fisher and a Scoonmaker boy and Fred Ward helped to fight our fire. On 3rd
Thursday we had a fire from South that was bad but nothing to the one of the 12th.
Rebecca E. Allen