Tells mention in a historical book © A. Sanchez

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The Border Race

Clever
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Over the Klausen pass and further on from the mountain valley of Schächental, the region of Uri streches all the way from the Fletsch stream until beyond Glarus. At the beginning, the locals from Uri and Glarus fought bitterly over their land boundaries on a daily basis.
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The Devil's Bridge

Surrounded in myth
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Already in the 13th century, the people in Uri had repeatedly tried to build a bridge over the wild Reuss, since so many mule drivers had often plummeted into the depths with their donkeys and goods.
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The Dog From Uri

How the cattle rustlers were stopped .
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In olden times, the Alp Chammli stretched much further into the valley than nowadays. It also included the so-called «Schärhoräteifi», which is now covered with firn and ice. In those times, Chammlialp offered an abundant supply of grass for the animals.
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The Female Rag Doll on Wyyssenboden

Eerie
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One summer, two farm helpers and an alpine dairy farmer apparently felt bored on the alp Wyyssenboden. They said to each other: " We should also have a woman with us!"
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The Story of Greiss from Surenen

From a Lamb to a Monster
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One day, a shepherd's boy from the alp Surenen met a new shepherd from the French speaking part of Switzerland. The boy liked the sheep of the stranger much better than his own. After a lot of pleading and begging, he was granted a small lamb from the herd.
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