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Baker, Nevada

Baker, Nevada
Census-designated place
Post Office in Baker, Nevada
Post Office in Baker, Nevada
Baker is located in Nevada
Baker
Baker
Location within the state of Nevada
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Nevada
County White Pine
Area
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 5,315 ft (1,620 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 68
 • Density 77/sq mi (30/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
FIPS code 32-04100
GNIS feature ID 855961[1]

Baker is an 2010 census was 68.[2]

Education

Public education is provided through the White Pine County School District. Baker K-12 school is the only school in Baker

Commercial operations

Main Street (State Route 487) in Baker

Lodgings in the community include the Silver Jack Inn, located at the center of town; the End of the Trail…er, Baker's original bed-and-fix-your-own-breakfast, located at the edge of town; and the Border Inn, located just east of town on the Utah/Nevada border.

Several artists reside in Baker, including Terry Marasco, Margaret Pense,[3] Bill and Kathy Rountree,[4] and "Doc" Sherman.[5]

Prominent citizens

Prominent people from Baker include Calvin Quate, a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University who is famous for the invention of the atomic force microscope.

The town is also home to the School of Natural Order,[6] which follows the teachings of Vitvan. The Long Now Foundation has purchased land located about 13 miles (21 km) southwest of Baker and just west of the National Park as a possible site for the Clock of the Long Now, a timepiece designed to operate with minimum human intervention for ten millennia.[7]

In popular culture

In January 1997, Late Show with David Letterman produced a segment on the town,[5] with the show's Biff Henderson touring the area and ending his narrative on Baker with the quote, "It's quiet, peaceful, beautiful and the people are friendly."

See also

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