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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 293            Geneva to Lake Maggiore

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 high up among the evergreen groves, out of each emerges the irrepressible
catholic steeple which first caches our Eyes.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The “Simplon pass” is the ascending and descending from Brieg to
Domo D’Osolo.        Its average cost was about $25.000. gold per mile-
Napoleon, remembering his difficulties in passing over the St Got the Great St
Bernard,       decided to build this road, just after the battle of Marengo.
It was commenced on the Italian side in 1800 and on the Swiss side in
1801   and required six years for its completion,    having a part of the time
30.000. men at work upon it.         The number of bridges
between Brieg and Sesto at the bases,  large and small, is 611,
including the passes for the mountain torrents in every instance.
Its breadth is every where at least 25 ft    no where exceeding 1 in 13.
in its steepest grade        There are, not counting the Hospice, nine
two story  stone buildings, white washed,  at regular intervals along the pass.
upon each of which is a stone inscription over the front door “Refuge No…”
Kept open the whole year for the security of wayfarers, besides several houses
for the laborers.    There are ten galleries or tunnels, the
longest being 600 ft called the “Gallery of Gondo”  where, upon emerging
we cross upon a hansome stone arch the Cascade of Frasinone.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The Hospice stands 6627 ft above the Sea
The first passage of Napoleons troops was in the deep snows of winter where
the road was only a footpath.                We frequently caught glimpses of
the path, below us,   generally running near   and depending much
upon the immediate shore of the torrents at the base of the passes.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 16th Anna and I walk before breakfast,  through the crooked narrow streets, but
few of them wide enough for a carriage,           Sunday,   and the

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