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Russian Elk and Bears

Russian Elk and Bears.
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Bears, wolves, elks, deer, foxes, beavers, polecats, and various kinds of game, abound in Finland. Seal and herring fisheries are established on many parts of the coast; and the salmon and straemling (Clupea harengus) are caught in great quantities in the lakes, supplying the inhabitants with an important part of their food. Iron-mines were formerly wrought, but at present only bog-iron is procured. Lead, sulphur, arsenic, nitre, and a little copper, are met with; salt is veryscarce, and is one of the chief articles of import.

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Sears, Robert. An Illustrated Description of the Russian Empire. New York: Robert Sears, 1855