R.I.P. The Worlds Tallest Thermometer
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If you drive to Vegas through Baker, California, you've probably noticed over the last year or so that the World's Tallest Thermometer has been on the fritz.
Known worldwide for projecting the current, usually sweltering temperature up the side of concrete tower 134 feet tall to motorists on Interstate 15, the World's Tallest Thermometer has fallen into a state of disrepair, its red "mercury" disabled, lightboards displaying gibberish and neon spines destroyed by vandals.
Even the markers which explained the provenance and story behind the iconic thermometer have been removed, by owners or theft.
The welcome station has been closed for some time.
We have received word via management of the neighboring Big Boy restaurant that the owners of the thermometer (the owners of the restaurant) have decided not to repair the device as it "doesn't make any money."
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