If one man's life personified the idea of the cowboy and the Old West in Oklahoma, it was Frank Eaton's.
His dramatic exploits and quest for revenge read almost like Western screenplay. Eaton avenged his father's death by gunning down the men who shot him. He trained for years and became a quick draw with a gun, and earned the nickname "Pistol Pete." Eaton was also part of the great cattle drives on the Chisholm Trail, and he even shared the last dance with legendary outlaw Belle Starr before she was shot and killed. The tale of Frank Eaton's life embodied the West in the public's imagination.