A little desert town between Los Angeles and Las Vegas has a new claim to fame.
Baker is home to “The World´s Tallest Thermometer.” It stands at 134 feet — just 17 feet shorter than the Statue of Liberty — and is the biggest roadside attraction on Interstate 15.
Some of Baker´s 700 residents are embarrassed by it, but they all agree the big pink beacon has really put the little town on the map. Temperature markings on the thermometer could range from 30 to 130 degrees. Those are not unrealistic numbers as Baker lies on the edge of Death Valley, where the country´s record high 134 degrees was recorded in 1913.