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Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada: Happy Rock Team Field Report

Highway 16, Gladstone, MB, Canada
Northeast side of Hwy 16.
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Happy Rock.

Happy Rock

25-foot-high mineral ambassador of good will for the town of Gladstone -- get it? Report...

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Happy Rock

Mr. Happy Rock was featured on a Canadian postage stamp not too long ago. Really, he was!

[G Kennedy, 06/27/2018]

Happy Rock.

The Happy Rock

After driving through the prairie of Manitoba, the Happy Rock is a welcome break. The grounds were clean and well kept, and the Happy Rock looked great! My wife and I recharged our batteries, took a couple of pictures, and continued on our way to Minnesota. Thanks, Gladstone; we really like your Happy Rock!

[D Springer, 03/17/2017]

Happy Rock.

Happy Rock

Happy Rock, located on Hwy 16 as you enter Gladstone Manitoba, about 2 hours west of Winnipeg on Hwy 16.

[Lambo, 12/15/2014]

Happy Rock.

Happy Rock

It's Happy Rock.

[Gerald Kornelsen, 04/25/2000]

This cheerful symbol of "Gladstone" (get it?) is an example of how clever towns can stand out on the map for the dumbest reasons. We like to think of Happy Rock as our Canadian Ambassador of Smiles. Designed by a schoolchild, manufactured by F.A.S.T.

Excerpts from a local paper, The Neepawa Banner, 1994, the year after the 15-ft. statue was built:
Gladstone Chamber of Commerce has great year
"Optimism combined with glowing success were the main topics on the Cof C annual meeting agenda in Gladstone."
"Outgoing president Keith Arthur reported 'You see the Happy Rock picture just about everywhere and people are talking about the Happy Rock. It appears that the Happy Rock is doing what it was intended to do.' Arthur thanked the Happy Rock committee and all the workers for bringing the Happy Rock site up to its present level."

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