National Geographic : 1913 Aug
Photo byS.G.Wehrli SISIKON AND URI-ROTHSTOCK Sisikon is a tiny village standing on the shore of the southern arm of Lake Lucerne and affordingafine view ofUri-Rothstock, towering 9,620 feet above the sea. The canton of Uri, in which the village is situated, is reputed to have one ofthe most democratic governments inthe world, every legislative enactment being voted on directly by all the citizens assembled in what is calledthe Landesgemeinde, atwhich every man of full age has the right to be present. Uri is mainly a cattle-raising and dairying country, having but fewindustries. Itisone ofthethree orig inal cantons which united in forming the Swiss Confederation in 1291, from which Switzerland dates herindependence.