Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919) was born in Chittenango, New York. After trying many different professions, he turned to writing for children at the age of 40. "The Wizard of Oz "is the first and most popular of his fourteen Oz novels.
Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was the first woman awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Yale University, and full membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Dixon Hunt is a professor of landscape architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966) was a renowned American painter and illustrator.