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Rogers, city (1990 pop. 24,692), Benton co., extreme NW Ark., in the Ozarks; inc. 1881. The city is located in a resort and fruit farm area. There is diversified manufacturing. The first Wal-Mart store opened there in 1962.
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1. Ginger, real name Virginia McMath. 1911--95, US dancer and film actress, who partnered Fred Astaire
2. Richard, Baron Rogers of Riverside. born 1933, British architect. His works include the Pompidou Centre in Paris (1971--77; with Renzo Piano), the Lloyd's building in London (1986), and the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, London
3. William Penn Adair, known as Will. 1879--1935, US actor, newspaper columnist, and humorist in the homespun tradition
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