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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
Spurs ceremony welcomes new Pistol Petes to exclusive group

Tue, Sep 12, 2023

Pistol Pete alumni swore in the two latest members of their Oklahoma State University mascot fraternity on Sept. 2 in the ConocoPhillips Alumni Center at the spurs ceremony.

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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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The Lady Behind the Mask

Tue, Sep 01, 2015

Master Puppeteer Repairs Pistol Pete

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Being Pistol Pete

Sat, Sep 01, 2012

A look behind the auditions of Pistol Pete

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Portraying Pistol Pete

Mon, Dec 01, 2008

On Nov. 1, 1958, thousands of OSU alumni, family and friends gathered at Lewis Field for the homecoming game against Army. It was the first homecoming under the newly named Oklahoma State University and a first for what has become one of the greatest mascot traditions in the United States.

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