World’s largest thermometer, Baker, CA

One thing I’ve noticed as I’ve been scouting around the internet looking for interesting things to see on our upcoming cross-country trip, is that towns like to have something to be proud of. You know, the first this, the biggest that, etc. Well, here’s one of them. Baker, California, tiny, dusty town in the middle of the Mojave Desert, has the world’s largest thermometer. At least that is what their self-erected sign says. It’s the tallest structure in the picture. John and I always play “Guess the Temperature” when we go by. John gives me the over/under and we see who wins.

Well, tada. On Saturday I was exactly right. At about 4 PM the temperature in Baker, California, according to the world’s largest thermometer, was my guess, 82F.

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