National Geographic : 1938 Oct
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome Photograph by Dr. Konstantin J.Kostich BETWEEN WAVING FIELDS OF WHEAT AND THE WELL-STOCKED OULU RIVER CONVENIENTLY LIVES AFARMER-FISHERMAN He cultivates little grain, for hay is the important crop. Fishing boats lie in an inlet close to hishome. Down this stream half acentury ago scores of tar boats shot the rapids each year. In one season, four million gallons of black liquid wereexported. Thousands ofpine trees were ruth lessly cut and burned in tar pits. Today forest depletion and strict conservation laws have reduced this trade toone-fifteenth ofitsformer volume.