Former Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune photographer Don Krohn from Port Edwards, Wis. has an exhibit at the South Wood County Historical Society: For more about his carrer as a news photographer, please read on:
By Nancy Quick
For Central Wisconsin Sunday
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — A collection of photographs depicting life in the middle of the 20th century are on display at the South Wood County Historical Museum, 540 Third St. S., Wisconsin Rapids. The photos were taken by Don Krohn of Port Edwards when he was the photographer for the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune from 1947 until 1953. The Krohnograph exhibit will be on display through Labor Day.
“Back in my high school days, I worked in the Tribune mailing department, and I would hang around the photo department and watch what went on there,” Krohn said. “One day, an urgent call came in from George Frechette, manager of WFHR radio station. He needed a photo taken of some visiting VIPs, right away, so I was told to go do it because no one else was available.”
Krohn said he picked up the old 4×5 press camera, and went up to the radio station above Nash Hardware.