Winona Prill writes Quilcene heritage history book

By Mari McGrady, Leader Contributing Writer

How does one single-handedly compile a regional nonfiction book of 374 pages? Winona Prill, in her straight-ahead way, has a straightforward answer.

"The [Quilcene Historical] museum has had interest from visitors looking for information on their ancestors and also any books we might have on the history of Quilcene," said Prill. In 2002, she explained, George Green, the grandson of Walter Green who owned Green's Shingle Mill, and some of his family came to the museum "all the way from Maryland looking for information on the mill, and we really didn't have much to show them. It seemed like it was time to do some research. More