Gardner. <1> City (2020 pop. 23,287), Johnson co., NE Kans; founded 1857. A suburb of Kansas City, the town is located where the Santa Fe and California/Oregon trails separated. It was attacted by Confederate troops during the Civil War. Major nearby employers include the Coleman company and BNSF railroad. <2> City (2020 pop. 21,287), Worcester co., N central Mass.; settled 1764, inc. as a city 1921. Its furniture and lumber industries date from c.1805. Diversified metal and electronics manufactures add to the city's economic base. A state prison is there.

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