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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
Carter elected OSU Alumni Association Board Chair

Thu, Aug 10, 2023

Kurt Carter of Edmond, Oklahoma, has been elected as chair of the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association Board of Directors.

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OSU to commemorate 100 years of Pistol Pete with ‘The Year of the Cowboy’ celebration

Thu, Aug 10, 2023

When Frank Eaton joined Stillwater’s Armistice Day parade in 1923, it marked the beginning of a storied tradition that would later see Oklahoma State University redefine itself through Eaton’s image in the form of a mascot that is today as beloved as it is recognizable — Pistol Pete.

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Pistol Pete Brotherhood honors those who ‘hung up their spurs’

Mon, Oct 31, 2022

OSU Pistol Petes gathered Oct. 22 for the inaugural Pistol Pete Roll Call to honor former Petes who have passed away.

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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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OSU receives large NSF grant to build new supercomputer

Thu, Aug 11, 2022

Researchers at OSU recently were awarded a Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a new supercomputer. This award issued under the Major Research Instrumentation mechanism is one of the largest granted to build a supercomputer.

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Frank ‘Pistol Pete’ Eaton inducted into National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

Wed, Apr 13, 2022

The descendants of U.S. Deputy Marshal Frank Boardman Eaton will be able to speak of the night Pistol Pete was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum with some of the biggest names in Hollywood on hand. Eaton, who was the inspiration for Oklahoma State University’s mascot, died 64 years ago, but his spirit lived on Saturday in Oklahoma City. His family and 28 former Pistol Pete mascots were on hand to accept the award as Eaton was inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners.

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Frank ‘Pistol Pete’ Eaton to be honored at Western Heritage Awards

Wed, Feb 16, 2022

The National Cowboy Museum’s Hall of Great Westerners will soon induct famed lawman Frank Eaton — the inspiration for Oklahoma State University’s Pistol Pete mascot. Eaton is among honorees who will be recognized at the 61st Western Heritage Awards , April 8-9 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

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