An artist???s colony in Tannersville, New York, it was founded in 1887 by design pioneer Candace Thurber Wheeler and her brother Frank Thurber. Early visitors included Mark Twain, conservationist John Burroughs and painter George Bellows. Some of the first residents included writers Mary Mapes Dodge and Elizabeth Custer, actress Maude Adams, as well as painters John White Alexander and Carroll Beckwith. Submitted by M.D. Silverbrooke, Source: Onteora Club website ??? http://onteoraclub.com/heritage.php.