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Worlds Tallest Thermometer - California

Worlds Tallest Thermometer California

Location : 72157 Baker Blvd, Baker, CA 92309, PO Box 134, Baker, CA 92309
Call : (760) 733-4747
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The World's Tallest Thermometer is a landmark located in Baker, California, USA. It is a steel electric sign that commemorates the record 134 degrees Fahrenheit (57 degrees Celsius) 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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It was built in 1991 by the Young Electric Sign Company of Salt Lake City, Utah; for Willis Herron, a local businessman who spent $750,000 to build the thermometer next to his Bun Boy restaurant. After its completion, and before it was ever officially lit, high winds blew the thermometer over. It was rebuilt following its collapse to be even stronger and resistant to the high winds. It was completed in October of 1992 and it has been standing ever since.