The Story of Bronze Arrowhead
This variety was first known as 'Bronze Beauty' lettuce when it was introduced by Germania Seed. In 1947 it won the bronze medal at the All America Selections and was then hailed as "the finest, mot colorful and most delicious leaf lettuce for the home garden."
It may be that the ancient Egyptians were the first to cultivate lettuce from a weed, valuable for its oil producing seeds, to a food crop grown for its leaves. The Greeks and Romans adopted the vegetable and it spread to Europe. By the 18th century many varieties of lettuce had been developed that still exist today.