Year of the Cowboy




The history of Oklahoma State University's mascot, Pistol Pete, goes back more than a century.  In fact, he is a legend who embodies the Cowboy spirit infused in the Stillwater culture. Pistol Pete originated from an actual person named Frank B. Eaton.  He was given the nickname Pistol Pete after beating out many competitors in a marksmanship contest.

OSU Pistol Pete

America's favorite mascot - Click here to read more!

Heritage Hall

Heritage Hall - Click here to read more! 

Pistol Pete Then and Now

100 years of Pistol Pete - OSU to commemorate 100 years of Pistol Pete with ‘The Year of the Cowboy’ celebration - Click here to see more!  

Frank Eaton


Frank ‘Pistol Pete’ Eaton was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum – Click here to read more.  

Pistol Pete Video

Pistol Pete then to now - Watch more about Pistol Pete!