Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Fun Fact

Ohio’s official state beverage is tomato juice, believe it or not. According to the Ohio History Central Web site, "In 1965, the Ohio General Assembly made tomato juice Ohio's official beverage. Adoption of an official beverage coincided with the Tomato Festival held in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. In 1870, Reynoldsburg resident Alexander Livingston began to grow tomatoes commercially. He is famous for developing the Paragon Tomato. The Tomato Festival, which occurs every year, honors Livingston and the tomato's importance to Ohio's economy."