Baker, Nevada

Baker, Nevada, Census-designated place in Nevada, United States.

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For other places named Baker, see Baker (disambiguation). Census-designated place in Nevada, United States

Baker is a census-designated place in southeastern White Pine County, Nevada, United States. It is located 5 miles (8.0:km) east of the main entrance of Great Basin National Park at the junction of State Routes 487 and 488. The town is named after an early settler, George W. Baker. Its population at the 2010 census was 68.

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Education

Public education is provided through the White Pine County School District. Baker 3-6 Elementary school is the only school in Baker.

Commercial operations

Main Street (State Route 487) in Baker, August 2014

Lodgings in the community include the Stargazer 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, Bill and Kathy Rountree, and "Doc" Sherman.

Notable people

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.

In popular culture

In January 1997, Late Show with David Letterman produced a segment on the town, 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."

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