By Stan Bargemeyer, Coma News intern and historian
Ground-breaking pioneer Sharon C. Anthony arrived in Coma and launched a still-thriving movement in 1859.
The younger and far more alluring sister of Susan B. Anthony was not always so attractive.
It was after accidentally drinking a concoction of apple cider vinegar and salt water while lost near the ocean that Sharon discovered the first ever juice cleanse.
Shortly thereafter, Anthony settled in Coma 20 pounds lighter and no longer needing her corset. She started selling the bottled concoction to women and created her own, lesser-known women’s movement.
“I look upon these womyn bound up as they are in their corsets and am filled with a desire to help them move where their insides would lead them, my dear sister,” the younger Anthony wrote to her dowdy sister.
Her movement grew to a thriving industry. And the hand-full of shapely women still living in Coma today likely have Sharon to thank.