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Encyclopedia > Gurabo, Puerto Rico

Gurabo is a small town in Puerto Rico. It is bordered by Caguas, San Lorenzo, Trujillo Alto and, to the north-east, Carolina. Caguas (founded in 1775) is a municipality located in the eastern central area of Puerto Rico. ... San Lorenzo (Spanish Saint Lawrence) is a town in eastern Puerto Rico. ... Trujillo Alto is a municipality of Puerto Rico that was was founded in 1801. ... Carolina is a city located in the northern part of Puerto Rico, a short distance from San Juan. ...


Gurabo's history dates as far back as the 1600s, when Gurabo was actually part of Caguas. Then, the area was known as Burabo. By 1700, transportation, medical and economic trouble were crippling the population of the Burabo area; traveling to Caguas' center for business and medical help was not easy and took hours. This led to many of Burabos citizens to seek for the area to gain autonomy. Centuries: 16th century - 17th century - 18th century Decades: 1550s 1560s 1570s 1580s 1590s - 1600s - 1610s 1620s 1630s 1640s 1650s Years: 1600 1601 1602 1603 1604 1605 1606 1607 1608 1609 Events and Trends November 5, 1605 - The Gunpowder Plot to blow up the British Parliament. ... Events January 1 - Russia accepts Julian calendar. ...


It would be long, however, before Gurabo was separated from Caguas. The separation movement was brought forward by a 1812 meeting of all 168 family leaders in Gurabo, who decided to have Luis del Carmen Echevarría lead them in their quest for autonomic independence, based on the large number of residents in Burabo. 1812 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1815, Gurabo became a municipality. In 1822, the first Catholic church in town was erected. In 1903, the First Baptist Church opened its doors in Gurabo town. 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1822 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasnt had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600. ... Baptist Church The first Baptist Church founded in America. ...


Gurabo is known today for its famous stairs. Located in the town center, the stairs are about twenty two floors high, and they are painted in bright colors. They cross an important business area of Gurabo.

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Gurabo, Puerto Rico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (298 words)
Gurabo is a municipality (municipio) in eastern Puerto Rico.
Gurabo's history dates as far back as the 1600s, when Gurabo was actually part of Caguas.
Gurabo is also known as "La Ciudad de las Escaleras", or "city of the stairs", for which Gurabo is known today for.
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