National Geographic : 1935 Jan
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph from Harriet Chalmers Adams HARDY ISLANDERS LIVE ON THE SEA-FRINGED TIP OF AN OLD VOLCANO Tiny, lonely Corvo, whose name means "raven," is the smallest and the most northern of the Azores. It has only one settlement, Rosario. Before radio came, the inhabitants used signal fires to send urgent messages to Flores, a dozen miles away (see text, page 64). Photograph by Wilhelm Tobien IN THE AZORES THE STAFF OF LIFE IS CORN Outside nearly every farmhouse stand wooden frameworks to which the ears with the husk on are tied. Every week a supply is taken down to be ground for use in bread, cakes, or porridge or as food for chickens and livestock.