Why is Pistol Pete the mascot for OSU?
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In respect to this, when did Pistol Pete become OSU?
However, it was not until 1958 that "Pistol Pete" was adopted as the school's mascot. The familiar caricature of "Pistol Pete" was officially sanctioned in 1984 by Oklahoma State University as a licensed symbol. Each year, an average of 15 Oklahoma State students audition to portray Pistol Pete.
Also, why is OSU called the Pokes? The students who wear the blue and gold represent the university and athletic department as Cowboys and Cowgirls. For years, Cowboys and Cowgirls have referred to themselves as "Pokes," which is short for cowpokes. A cowpoke can represent a cowboy or cowgirl.
Also Know, did Pistol Pete avenge his father?
Wyley Campsey was shot in a barroom gunfight along with two of his hired gunmen. Finally, after six long years, Frank Eaton was able to avenge his father's death. Each man drew his gun first, but came out "second best" in the end.
Who was the real Pistol Pete?