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Jack "Slug" Mills

 

December 16, 2022

Slug was born in Broadus, Montana in 1943, to Jack C. and Margaret (Williams) Mills. He was a large baby and the doctor commented "he's a helluva slug". The nickname stuck.

From an early age he worked on his family's ranch. Work was important to Slug. One of his first jobs, away from the ranch, was herding sheep for Lawrence Capra. He earned a hefty 50 cents a day. He also worked for other area ranchers such as Darrold Mraz, Manly Moore, his Uncle George Williams, and Warren Stiles construction. After high school graduation in 1961 he worked construction and carpentry in Indiana, Michigan,...



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