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DETAILS IN HAPPY FARMER HISTORY DIFFICULT TO NAIL DOWN

Although historical information can be found on La Crosse Tractor Co. and the Happy Farmer tractor line, inconsistencies in it suggests shifting agendas. On Sept. 30, 1915, for instance, Farm Implements announced that Happy Farmer Tractor Co. was organized at La Crosse, Wisconsin, “to engage in the manufacture of a two-wheel farm tractor.” However, Happy Farmer never produced two-wheel tractors, only three- or four-wheel machines.

A Dec. 31, 1915, Farm Implements article stated that the office and display of Happy Farmer tractors was

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