User:Smallchief/Most famous people of the Old West

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This article ranks the most famous (and infamous) people of the American Old West. The rankings were determined by totaling the average views of Wikipedia articles about individuals during a three month period. The three months arbitrarily chosen to compile the rankings were November and December 2011 and January 2012. The "West" was defined as west of the Mississippi River in the United States and adjacent parts of Mexico and Canada. The time period of the "Old West" was defined as extending back in history to any time prior to World War I. To be eligible for inclusion in the list individuals had to have spent a large part of their lives in the West or to have achieved much of their prominence due to the time they spent in the West.

Rank Name Ave. number of Wikipedia views monthly Notes
1 Mark Twain 767,580 Wikipedia rank: 1,605[1]
2 Jesse James 152,086 Wikipedia rank: 2,103
3 Billy the Kid 133,436 Wikipedia rank: 1,297
4 Wyatt Earp 115,320 Wikipedia rank: 5,939
5 John Brown (abolitionist) 95,461 Wikipedia rank: 4,296
6 Doc Holliday 76,914 Wikipedia rank: 9,989
7 George Armstrong Custer 73,938 Wikipedia rank: 8,017
8 Geronimo 71,400
9 Davy Crockett 68,624
10 Pancho Villa 67,958
11 Sitting Bull 57,220
12 Sacagawea 53,063
13 Crazy Horse 50,765
14 Wild Bill Hickok 49,682
15 Buffalo Bill 48,699
16 Annie Oakley 47,512
17 Sam Houston 47,047
18 Calamity Jane 46,908
19 Hernando de Soto 39,105
20 Butch Cassidy 37,128
21 Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna 37,003
22 Brigham Young 36,235
23 Robert Ford (outlaw) 28,437
24 Stephen F. Austin 28,022
25 James Bowie 26,753
26 Levi Strauss 25,323
27 Francisco Vasquez de Coronado 23,624
28 Meriwether Lewis 23,559
29 Johnny Ringo 21,502
30 Chief Joseph 19,798
31 Pat Garrett 18,980
32 John Wesley Hardin 18,808
33 William Clark (explorer) 17,951
34 Bat Masterson 17,328
35 Kit Carson 17,127
36 Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca 16,948
37 John C. Fremont 16,732
38 Cochise 13,498
39 Red Cloud 13,203
40 Sundance Kid 13,188
41 Frank James 13,021
42 Josephine Earp 12,741
43 Belle Starr 11,774
44 Quanah Parker 11,411
45 Jedediah Smith 10,148

Note: All data compiled from Wikipedia article traffic statistics located at "View history" and "Page view statistics" for each individual listed. Traffic statistics used for the months of 201201, 201112, and 201111.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Lag time in calculating Wikipedia rank may make this statistic inconsistent with ranking of average monthly views

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