Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace and the Man After Whom the Town of Wallace is Named
By Sal Manna

For nearly 40 years, brothers John and Alfred Russel Wallace were separated by an ocean and a continent. John emigrated from England to Gold Rush California; younger brother Alfred ventured to the Amazon to collect butterfly specimens. John became San Joaquin County Surveyor, chief engineer of the San Joaquin & Sierra Nevada Railroad and the namesake of the Calaveras County town of Wallace.