Stagecoaches Bring Past to Life in Anderson

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Some folks in the Brazos Valley have taken to riding stagecoaches, but not because of gas prices.

Saturday was the last "stagecoach day" of the summer at the Historic Fanthorp Inn, in Anderson.

Once a month, visitors to the state park are treated to a tour through town aboard replica 1850s transportation.

Park employees say, most likely, the heat kept a few visitors away on Saturday, but 80 people made it out for June's stagecoach day.

Overall, employees say the inn has seen an increase in visitors.

"I think we're seeing a few more this summer. It is a free site, we do accept donations but I think you're seeing a lot of people take the day trips, the short trips," said John Lindon, site manager at Fanthorp Inn Historic Site.

The horses pulling the stagecoach will take the month of August off, but they'll be back and ready to go in September.

You can catch a ride the second Saturday of each month.