- Baker, Nevada
Baker, Nevada is a small community in White Pine County,
Nevada. It is located outside Great Basin National Park. The town is named after an early settler, George W. Baker.
Public education is provided through the
White Pine County School District. Baker Elementary is located in Baker.
Motelswithin the community include the Border Inn, located just east of town on the Utah/Nevada border; [http://www.silverjackinn.com The Silver Jack Inn] , located at the center of town; and [http://www.outside-art.com/EOT.html End of the Trail...er] , Baker's original bed-and-fix-your-own-breakfast, located at the edge of town.
Several artists reside in Baker, including [http://www.outside-art.com/ Margaret Pense] , [http://www.silverjackironworks.com/ Bill and Kathy Rountree] , and [http://greatbasinpark.com/postart1.htm "Doc" Sherman]
Prominent people from Baker include
Calvin Quate, a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford Universitywho is famous for the invention of the atomic force microscope.
The town is also home to [http://www.sno.org The School of Natural Order] , which follows the teachings of Vitvan. [http://longnow.org The Long Now Foundation] has recently purchased [http://longnow.org/projects/nevada land] near the town in order to construct Clock of the Long Now, a timepiece that will operate with minimum human intervention for ten millennia.
In January, 1997,
Late Show with David Lettermanproduced a [http://greatbasinpark.com/post_art.htm segment] on the town, with the show's Biff Hendersontouring 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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