Virtual Guidebook to Northern and Central Nevada
Baker
on Highway 50 Nevada


Baker is hardly more than a name on the map, but it is the place you turn off the highway for Great Basin National Park.

If you don't have time to drive up the Snake Range to the park you can at least learn something about it at the new visitor center west of town. It features a cross-section of Prometheus, the oldest tree ever discovered - and cut down in the interests of science. You can read about it at Wikipedia



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The Great Basin Visitor Center in Baker, north of the Snake Range

(October 19, 2008)


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A cross-section of Prometheus, the oldest living tree in the world until cut down, Great Basin Visitor Center, baker

(October 19, 2008)


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Baker Village, a Fremont culture excavation site

(May 29, 2004)


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Highway 50, the "Loneliest Road in America" near the Nevada-Utah line

(May 29, 2004)


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