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Vom Wandern und Wohnen
A pound of good and beautiful pepper is to be delivered once a year via the San Bernardino Pass – directly to Mesocco Castle.
Around 1273, the brothers Jakob and Hubert, the sons of Peter de Riale, committed themselves to this. If you pay this pepper interest and, if necessary, also do military service, then the Walser may continue to live and work in the Rheinwald – under the protection and rule of baron von Sax-Misox.
Who has now hiked off with the pepper, one does not know anymore. But hiking preceded living anyway: First some Walser settled in the Val Formazza valley in Piedmont. From there, Jakob and Hubert probably immigrated via the San Bernardino into the Rheinwald.
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