"Baker ~Home of the World's Tallest Thermometer"" Top 5 Page for this destination Baker by Yaqui
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Update: This wonderful landmark has recently been restored with 5,000 new light bulbs. YAY!
Named after R.C. Baker, railroad president, Baker is a very small community most travelers will find on its way to and from Las Vegas. It is has become a little oasis in the vast desert that many find themselves having to stop for either, rest, gas, food, or just to relax from the extreme temperatures. Bakers signs says its just a little over 600 residence. I've visited Baker a numerous occasions and like to think I find the positive in every little town and as it turns out I am right. These little gems are neccessary to the weary travelerl. Believe me I know, I grew up on Route 66 and very well know how important these town are too us who still travel using our trusty automobilies. Heck, I have run into fellow co-workers in Baker either heading out from Vegas, while we were heading in....lol. Sometimes the reststops along the Interstate 15 are closed so this town is needed.
Baker has to have one of the most distinct must see sight seeing touristy attraction....TA..DA....."World's tallest thermometer?, measuring 134-foot (41m). Plus, its height commemorates the hottest temperature ever recorded in the United States, 134°F (56.6°C), measured in nearby Death Valley in 1913. Baker reached a temperature of 124°F (51.1°C) in the summer of 1980." Yet, people still need to stop to refresh or gas up and Baker is more than happy to accommodate.
California Historical Marker NO. 963 The Mojave Road. At the north bound reststop from Barstow, Ca. to Baker, Ca. on the way to Las Vegas, NV.
- Pros:Has much to offer to the weary traveler.
- Cons:Did I say it gets hot here?!!
- In a nutshell:You gotta see the World Tallest Thermometer
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