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La Dusol

  • La Dusol
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Description

The colony, located in Les Planes d'Hostoles, is formed by several elements and buildings: the industrial plants, the workers' houses, the hydro channels and the owne's house. The water channel, approximately 800 metres long, is of great interest. It supplied water, coming grom the river Brugent, to the factory. In 1886 the textile industry of Filatures Dusol was born in Olot. Initially, it produced tights. In 1892 it had already become the corporation Pedro Dusol e Hijos, which had expanded its production line and used a steam engine as the source of energy. At the beginning of the 20th century the Planes d'Hostoles colony was constituted with the intention of using the force of the water of the river Brugent.