Arizona Storytellers: Laura Rutherford

By KJZZ News
Published: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 11:38am
Updated: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 2:40pm

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Laura Rutherford

KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. We record the live events and share them with you on the radio. In Phoenix, the storytellers sometimes share stories about our community or the life events that have shaped them in general. Megan Finnerty is the creator of the series. 

Laura Rutherford grew up in Phoenix right next to the Arizona State Fairgrounds. Her childhood was chaotic and exciting every year when the fair came to town.

In fact, the fair was so wild and loud and cacophonous that it made other things that were equally loud and possibly dangerous seem like no big deal.

After graduating, she went back home to that same neighborhood and rented the house next to her parents. And this is what happened the next year the fair came to town.

Laura Rutherford still lives in that house and still enjoys the fair’s chaos every year.

You can hear more stories like this at our next night of live storytelling on Oct. 20, 2014, at the Farm at South Mountain. 

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