Who did George Q. Cannon state were moral cowards?
d. Men not willing to serve settlement missions
Dogs led a tough life during the early years of Salt Lake City. The Mormon settlers of the city were hard pressed for cloth, and it was common practice among the pioneers to shave off the fur from the city’s dogs and weave it into cloth. As a result, most of the Mormon pioneers wore dog coats and dog jackets during the early years. Old-timers recalled that the cloth was a “little scratchy . . . but it was warm.” Nobody knows how many of the city’s dogs died of pneumonia during these first hard years.
International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Museum Memories, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Talon Printing, 2011), 3: 265.