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World's Tallest Thermometer, Baker

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The World's Tallest Thermometer is a landmark in Baker, California, US. It is a steel electric sign that commemorates the weather record of 134 °F (57 °C) recorded in nearby Death Valley on July 10, 1913.

The sign weighs 76,812 pounds (34,841 kg) and is held together by 125 cubic yards (96 m3) of concrete. It stands 134 feet (41 m) tall and is capable of displaying a maximum temperature of 134 °F (57 °C), both of which are a reference to the temperature record.
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  • Its always fun driving in the middle of the desert in the summertime to stop and see the temperature in the hundreds as the lighted thermometer reaches to the sky. You don't actually have to stop as....  more
    Its always fun driving in the middle of the desert in the summertime to stop and see the temperature in the hundreds as the lighted thermometer reaches to the sky. You don't actually have to stop as....  more »
  • Since the demise of the Bun Noy restaurant, this and The Mad Greek are about the only reasons left to stop in Baker... 
    Since the demise of the Bun Noy restaurant, this and The Mad Greek are about the only reasons left to stop in Baker...  more »
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  • It sure is tall and the area sure is hot. The thermometer is just off the highway, so it is very easy to get to. Park across the street, so you can actually get a good picture of it. There is a small gift shop at the site.
  • It’s tall! It has an interesting story too. They guy running the gift shop is really nice and fun to talk with. They have a penny smashing machine with some neat designs.

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