Pictured Left to Right: Wallace and Springfield Rotary President Jim Pearce.

Springfield Rotary was pleased to host Samuel Clay Wallace, Instructor of Geography for Montgomery County Community College as its guest this week. Wallace shared a presentation of the history of the development of maps throughout the world from the ancient Polynesian sea trade routes all the way up to more modern coal mine maps of the 1800’s. Maps are not strictly for depicting locations, and have been used by man throughout the ages for many purposes; trade routes, resources, depicting locations of outbreaks, even mapping smells like at Longwood Gardens!