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Donald Grangaard

Famous People from Rothsay

by Gary Wigdahl

The Birthplace of Bobcat.

Perhaps it isn’t yet common knowledge that Rothsay is indeed the “Birthplace of the Bobcat,” the original three-wheeled, front-end, skid-steer loader developed right here in Rothsay by the triumvirate of brothers Cyril Keller and Louis Keller and area turkey producer Eddie Velo. Inventors and historians have compared the skid-steer loader to the Eli Whitney cotton gin and the Cyrus McCormick reaper as among the great inventions in American history. 

Make no mistake about it, the front-end, skid-steer loader that has evolved into today’s Bobcat can be seen on construction sites all over the world Continue reading