Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher

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Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher are retired Arizona public school educators who brought their wealth of Arizona knowledge to the In&Out team in 2007. Together they have been teaching and writing about the state since the 1970s.

The Buschers  co-authored an Arizona history program titled “Ali-Shonak: The Story of Arizona,” which is still used in many of the 4th grade classrooms in Anthem and around the state. The Arizona history portion of this program is available in the iTunes bookstore under the title “Arizona: The Grand Adventure.” The Buschers are also authors of “Historic Photos of Arizona,” available at local bookstores.

Both Linda and Dick have taught Arizona’s amazing history at Ottawa University and Arizona State University. For 14 years, they taught a series of classes for Ottawa University known as “Ali-Chihpiatham: Short Journeys Through Arizona’s History.” These classes allowed thousands of Arizona public school teachers to travel the state, while engaged in many hands-on historic, learning experiences.

In 1999, they took an Ottawa class to Mexico City where students got to visit many historic sites and learn why the history of Arizona begins in the Valley of Mexico.

Linda worked as an adjunct instructor for the Teach for America program at ASU, while Dick was a Senior Lecturer in the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education, also at ASU, before they decided to retire.

Now, with their 4 ½ pound Yorkie, Ms. Gypsy, they continue to travel, and learn and teach about Arizona.

Many of their In&Out articles, as well as other information and stories about Arizona, can be found on their blog, “Finding Arizona” at

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