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photo: charles harris phelps, national geographic stock A Cool Welcome Flags, birds, a boat, and an arch made from bales of codfish greeted crown prince gustav during his 1887 visit to the norwe- gian port of hammerfest, one of the northernmost towns in the world. “the entire town is built of timber,” claim notes that came with this photo. all that wood would prove to be a problem. in 1890 the town was destroyed by fire. then the rebuilt hammerfest was burned down again in 1945—this time on hitler’s orders—as occupying nazi forces fled a soviet advance. thousands were left homeless. Many rode out the winter in local caves. Yet hammerfest rose from the ashes once more. today some 10,000 people call it home, and maritime pursuits are still the overarching industry. — Margaret G. Zackowitz O Flashback Archive Find all the photos at ngm.com. FLASHBACK national geographic (issn 0027-9358) pUBlisheD MonthlY BY the national geographic societY, 1145 17th st. nW, Washington, Dc 20036. one Year MeMBership: $39.00 U.s . DeliverY, $45.00 to canaDa, $51.00 to international aDDresses. single issUe: $7.00 U.s. DeliverY, $10.00 canaDa, $15.00 international. (all prices in U.s. FUnDs; inclUDes shipping anD han- Dling.) perioDicals postage paiD at Washington, Dc, anD aDDitional Mailing oFFices. postMaster: senD aDDress changes to national geographic, po BoX 62130, taMpa, Fl 33662. in canaDa, agreeMent nUMBer 40063649, retUrn UnDeliveraBle aDDresses to national geographic, po BoX 4412 stn. a, toronto, ontario M5W 3W2. UniteD kingDoM neWsstanD price £4.99 . repr. en France: eMD France sa, Bp 1029, 59011 lille ceDeX; tel. 320.300.302; cppap 0715U89037; DirecteUr pUBlication: D. tassinari Dir. resp. italY; rapp iMD srl, via g. Da velate 11, 20162 Milano; aUt. triB . Mi 258 26/5/84 poste italiane spa; speD. aBB . post. Dl 353/2003 (conv l.27/02/2004 n.46) art 1 c. 1 DcB Milano staMpa QUaD/graphics, MartinsBUrg, Wv 25401. MeMBers: iF the postal service alerts Us that YoUr Magazine is UnDeliveraBle, We have no FUrther oBligation Unless We receive a correcteD aDDress Within tWo Years.