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Spurs ceremony welcomes new Pistol Petes to exclusive group

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.
 Bryce Coon, No. 95, and Caden Schaufele, No. 96
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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Cowboy Chronicles: Professor’s SoundScriber recordings offer audio treasures

Tue, Dec 14, 2021

Audio recordings of Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College events and personalities collected before the 1940s are extremely rare.

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Looking at OSU's Top 5 traditions

Tue, Dec 14, 2021

We asked Oklahoma State University fans and alumni to vote for their favorite Cowboy traditions. After receiving more than 80,000 votes on social media, we’re ready to share our Top 5.

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Face 2 Face - Michael Albright

Fri, Oct 15, 2021

Michael Albright is an accounting graduate student at Spears School of Business and the 92nd Pistol Pete. Both majoring in accounting and becoming Pistol Pete were lifelong goals for Albright.

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OSU honors WWII vet on his birthday

Mon, Apr 22, 2019

At a well-kept home on the edges of Marlow, Oklahoma, the world is sending its love to Oklahoma State University fan Recil Troxel, one piece of mail at a time. The flood of correspondence has renewed the faith of his daughter Liz Anderson in the general goodness of people and left the family awestruck at the power of a single Facebook request for cards for a World War II veteran.

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The Lady Behind the Mask

Tue, Sep 01, 2015

Master Puppeteer Repairs Pistol Pete

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