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Simplon Pass

a pass over the Lepontine Alps in S Switzerland, between Brig (Switzerland) and Iselle (Italy). Height: 2009 m (6590 ft)
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  • One man flew over the simplon pass and another over the Alps.

    If Winter Comes A.S.M. Hutchinson
  • He greatly improved the rough track over the simplon pass, so that, when finished in 1807, it was practicable for artillery.

  • The tunnel now nearing completion under the simplon pass is more than twelve miles long.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • The simplon pass, under certain restrictions has recently been opened to automobiles.

    The Automobilist Abroad

    M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
  • We walked up through the town the next morning, to the beginning of the simplon pass.

    An American Girl Abroad Adeline Trafton
  • Now we have left the level road and begin the long and tortuous climb towards the summit of the simplon pass.

    Days in the Open Lathan A. Crandall
  • The simplon pass has only recently been opened to automobile traffic.

    The Automobilist Abroad

    M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield

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