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OSU celebrates opening of ‘The Year of the Cowboy’ exhibit

Pistol Pete No. 39 and No. 40 shake hands in front of the exhibit
An old West tale; how Frank Eaton shaped OSU's identity

Mon, Oct 17, 2022

Frank Eaton was the fastest gun in the West and the real-life inspiration for OSU’s Pistol Pete, but to Benny West and the people of Perkins he was a friend and the old-time Cowboy with all the tall tales. West couldn't have imagined that Eaton would come to define the trailblazing identity of his alma mater.

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