Most people today may know Frank Eaton as the man behind Oklahoma State University's mascot, Pistol Pete.
Students at Oklahoma A&M, later Oklahoma State University, saw Frank marching in the 1923 Armistice Day parade and began using his cowboy image. This unofficial mascot was a hit with the students and endured for thirty-five years until the mustachioed caricature was first made official in 1958. Frank's image resonated with students outside of Oklahoma as well. His likeness was also the inspiration for the University of Wyoming and the University of New Mexico's mascots.