1890-1950

Between 1880s and 1950, a series of events related with industrial revolution and evolution happened.
First of all, in 1880, we can see that Gurb grows the number of workers in Malars, since labor in Osona was cheaper than in Barcelona and therefore, many people went to the region. This caused that in 1890 the colony of Borgonyà was constructed in the basin of Ter. While this colony took shape, in France Charles de Gualle, a French politician and president, waborn.s
The following year, the Sucre Factory was built in Vic, one of the two in Catalonia.

The purpose of this factory was the production of sugar, but due to the failure of the business, it became a soup shop factory. Between 1891 and 1892 there was an economic crisis in Spain, which caused some manufacturers to take advantage of this crisis to renew machining in the industry and, therefore, many workers were unemployed.
In 1895, the war began in Cuba against Spanish rule. Due to this Carlist war, many people of Gurb had to go to fight the War of Cuba. In that same year, he was born in Murcia, Juan de la Cierva, a man who later invented the autogir and was the announcer of the helicopter.

A year later, la Farinera de Vic was built, which, at that time, was used for the production of sausages. This same year, in 1896, there were the Olympic Games in Athens, and it should be noted that they were the first modern Olympics.

In 1898, Spain declared war in the United States and, because of that, the country lost the colonies of Cuba, the Philippines and Puerto Rico.

In 1910 the new train station was built in Vic, the same year that the Spanish government authorised women to study at the University, which until then had not been possible.

In 1912, the year in which the Spanish president José Canalejas was assassinated at the Puerta del Sol, the San Bartolomé road began to be built, which passes through Gurb and is the main road.

A few years later, in 1929, the first midwife for pregnant women appeared in Gurb.

In 1931, with the Second Republic, Catalonia was able to recover the institutions and, furthermore, Catalan was approved as the official language, avery important fact for the native Catalans. In the same year, apart from the approval of the Catalan language, Spain gave women the right to vote, one of the other important points for the evolution of the country.

The Spanish Civil War began in 1936 and lasted until 1939. During this time, the Vic Sugar Factory was used to manufacture aircraft engines. Besides, with the beginning of this stage, the working classes gain power over the factories.

When the Spanish Civil War ended, the Second World War, which lasted until 1945, began internationally. In the middle of this period of wars, in 1942, the Spanish poet Miguel Hernándezdied in the infirmary of a prison in Alicante. Finally, in 1950, and after the end of the Second World War, there were the first migratory movements towards Vic, thanks to its economicactivity.

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