Credit: Anchorage Museum, Ed Wesley Collection, B2021.004.102
Ed "Sarge" Wesley, security supervisor at Delta Camp on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, 1975
Like thousands of others, Ed Wesley traveled to Alaska in search of opportunity. Born in Mississippi, Wesley’s family later moved to Chicago, where he grew up. His service in the military brought him to Fort Greely, just outside of the small Interior town of Delta Junction, where he was stationed through the early 1970s. He then worked in security along the Trans-Alaska Pipeline construction route, eventually settling in Anchorage with his family, where he still resides.