This is the world’s tallest thermometer in Baker, CA. Every time we travel passed we have to stop to take a picture. It is really neat to go into town and see it up close.
It is 134 feet tall in Baker, CA and is known as the “Gateway to Death Valley”. In 1990, Willis Herron, a businessman paid to have it constructed of 33 tons of steel and almost 5,000 lamps but a strong wind broke the thermometer. It was rebuilt filled with concrete and switched on October 9, 1992.
Herron died in 2007 and in 2012 it stopped working and went up for sale. In 2014 it was purchased by Herron’s daughter and his widow paid to have the thermometer repaired and officially turned it back on October 11.