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Established in 1881, Rogers was named for Captain Charles Warrington Rogers, a railroad vice president, Rogers became the location of the first Wal-Mart store, which, along with the movement of retail centers from downtown businesses to malls, was responsible for the closure of Stroud's Mercantile, the first store in Rogers, after one hundred and nine years of operation. Daisy Outdoor Products, who manufactured the Daisy air rifle, is headquartered in Rogers, and operates a museum there.

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