Ever wonder what life was like way back when? For me, it’s fun to read about events and happenings, especially in the town where I work. That’s what I can do by researching the Raytown News/Raytown Tribune/Raytown News Dispatch on microfilm. The Raytown Branch recently acquired microfilm from the Raytown Historical Society for the Raytown News from January 2, 1930—November 29, 1962.
Wow! Need any fancy boots, Mexican music, or cane sugar cones? I have discovered a tiny store in Raytown with all these items and more.
I decided to stretch my horizons and go to a few local places that are out of my comfort zone. El Chaparrita (petite in English) really packs a lot into a tiny space. The fresh pastries and breads looked yummy. I also saw cheeses, tamales, spices, peppers, salsas, and piñatas.