- /roj"euhrz/, n.1. Bernard, 1893-1968, U.S. composer.2. Bruce, 1870-1957, U.S. book designer and printer.4. Ginger (Virginia Katherine McMath), born 1911, U.S. actress and dancer.5. James Gamble, 1867-1947, U.S. architect.6. Robert, 1731-95, American pioneer and commander in the British regular army during the French and Indian War.7. Samuel, 1763-1855, English poet.8. Will(iam Penn Adair) /euh dair"/, 1879-1935, U.S. actor and humorist.9. William P(ierce), born 1913, U.S. lawyer: Attorney General 1957-61; Secretary of State 1969-73.10. a city in NW Arkansas. 17,429.
* * *(as used in expressions)Prince Rogers NelsonBrown Joseph RogersClark George RogersCommons John RogersHornsby RogersRogers Carl RansomRogers Fred McFeelyRogers GingerRogers RobertRogers RoyLeonard Franklin Slye RogersRogers William Penn AdairSamuel Shepard Rogers
* * *city, Benton county, northwestern Arkansas, U.S. It lies about 20 miles (32 km) north of Fayetteville, near the Beaver Dam and Lake, in the Ozark Mountains. B.F. Sikes, who owned the original town site, gave a right-of-way to the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway. The community, founded in May 1881 after the arrival of the first train, was incorporated one month later and named for C.W. Rogers, a railway official. It developed as a marketing and processing centre for poultry and farm produce.The economy has diversified to include tourism (based on the Beaver Lake district to the east) and the manufacture of steel and plastic products, firearms, insulated and tempered glass, tools, and telecommunications equipment. Pea Ridge National Military Park, established in 1956 and encompassing about 7 square miles (18 square km), is 10 miles (16 km) north. It preserves the site of the Battle of Pea Ridge (Pea Ridge, Battle of) (March 7–8, 1862), the largest battle of the American Civil War fought west of the Mississippi River. Pop. (1990) 24,692; (2000) 38,829.
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