Rogers was the residence of Fay Boozman (19462005), a former Republican state senator and director of the Arkansas Department of Health during the administration of Governor Mike Huckabee. Rogers was named after Captain Charles Warrington Rogers, who was vice-president and general manager of the St. Louis and San Francisco Railway, also known as the Frisco. The town was established in 1881, the year the Frisco line arrived; it was at this time the area residents honored Captain Rogers by naming it for him. Rogers was the location of the first Wal-Mart store, whose corporate headquarters is located in neighboring Bentonville, Arkansas. Daisy Outdoor Products, known for its air rifles, has both its headquarters and its Air Rifle Museum in Rogers. In June 2007, BusinessWeek Magazine ranked Rogers as 18th in its list of the 25 best affordable suburbs in the American South.