Early day social life: After the town founding, the Commercial Club, farm groups, churches, schools and residents entertained themselves with picnics, socials, fishing parties and dances. B.J. Shewey organized the first concert band, a source of many pleasurable performances.
Devastating Fire: With little beyond water buckets and tubs to help with, pioneers lived in constant threat of fire. In 1906, train sparks ignited grass on the tracks beside the Mohr farm at SW 89 and Mustang Road. Flames fanned by high winds swept northwest as far as Council Road, consumed over 3,000 peach and apple trees, five barns, farm implements, 1,500 bushels of corn, and much hay. It was a black day for Mustang's farm economy.
Weather: Several destructive tornados have torn through Mustang, earning it the dubious distinction of being the buckle on the tornado belt,” Churches and homes were destroyed by a 1927 twister. Crops, livestock and farm buildings were lost in to a tornado in 1937. A tornado damaged homes, businesses and the high school roof in 1956. City Hall and a nearby shopping center, an elementary school and several houses took the brunt of a 1970 tornado.
The Great Depression: Starting in the 1920s, hard times took a toll in Mustang. After World War I or "the Great War", commodity prices fell. Even though jobs and cash were hard to come by, Mustang farmers fared better than most urban dwellers. While you might not be able to find a buyer for corn and potatoes, but you could trade with your neighbor for apples, beef and other edibles. More people were working and fewer people on relief in Canadian County, on average, than in four-fifths of Oklahoma's counties.