Drew County, Arkansas Newsbriefs - 2002

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Nov. 10, 2002:

Little Rock - Mary Panos (Karrant) Leyshon, age 88, passed away today. She was the daughter of of John and Anna Karrant. John Karrant was a tomato farmer who was known for the famous Arkansas pink tomato that is grown from seed that he brought over from Argos, Greece at the turn of the century.

For those unfamiliar with the Arkansas pink tomatoes, Bradley County, which neighbors Drew County on the west, holds a Pink Tomato festival every summer.

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