HOW WAS GURB ON THE FIRST PART OF THE 20TH CENTURY?

What roads were there?

 In the 1859 the Barcelona road arrived to Vic and during that decade it grew all around Osona: To Gurb, Manlleu, Torelló, Folgueroles, Roda de Ter, Prats… A few years later the railway  arrived to Vic and Gurb and also St. Bartomeu wanted it too. In consequence they started to repair the road that went from Gurb to St. Bartomeu and which would connect with the one from Prats to Olost. With this road there were lots of problems due to the contractor Narcís Alert, but that was on the first part. Later the design of the second part got changed and it finally would pass next to la Casanova de l’Argila, Casademunt, Parés, Casadevall, Berenguer and Oms. With this change a lot of problems came and the work got stopped during a decade.

What factories where there and where were they located?

There was only Casa Tarradellas and it was situated at the same place.

Was there any change during the Civil War?

On the 18th July of 1936 the civil war started and also a social revolution in the zones which were faithful to the republic. The most radical left political parties and the syndicates took the control of the situation, while the republic government and the Generality government were overflowed by the events. During the first months of the civil war a violence repression got reassert against the ecclesiastics and the people considerated from rights. We calculate that in Osona were killed between 100 and 200 people. There were lots of deads, above all the mans. On the other hand, the first days of revolution all the churches got burned included St. Roc. Sant Andreu of Gurb was burned on the day of Sant Jaume; Sant Esteve de Granollers was also totally destroyed. A lot of farmhouses were filled with people.

Types of industries (%)

There were 400 companies, 128 livestock farms and the rest were mechanics, construction, electronics, pharmaceutical and textile.

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