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Landmark called an eyesore by some residents in California town

Landmark called an eyesore by some residents in California town

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Dec 24, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It is a very recognizable landmark for those that travel between here and California.

The 134-foot thermometer in Baker, Calif., was built in 1991 and is billed as the "World's Largest Thermometer."

But now the residents of Baker say that the thermometer is an eyesore.

Ownership of the thermometer has changed several times. The current owner has kept it dark, saying that the light bill was about $8,000 per month.

The thermometer is equipped with nearly 5,000 light bulbs.

The general manager of the Baker Community Services District says its demise is an embarrassment to the town.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.