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Alien Jerky & Big Thermometer, Baker, California
The intense heat of the Mojave Desert can cause you to make some strange decisions. For example, buying overpriced beef jerky from aliens. At least, I think that’s what happened as I visited Baker, California. I planned to pay my respects to the World’s Largest Thermometer and move on, but then I was tempted by Alien Jerky. And judging by the crowd, so was everyone else. Baker, California is located along Interstate 15 between Barstow and the Nevada state line. There are three exits — one on each end of town, and one in the middle. The big thermometer, Alien …