ARCHIVES: Remembering the First Pistol Pete Mascots
From Nina Thornton on March 6th, 2018
As of 2015, Bill F. Smith is the oldest living former Pistol Pete mascot. He served in this role during his sophomore year at OSU in 1959-60. In this oral history interview excerpt from the O-STATE Stories oral history collection, Smith looks back on the students who served as Pete during the early years and the development of the tryout process. For more, visit the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at the OSU Library.