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Baker

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Baker is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in White Pine County, Nevada, United States. It is located 5mi 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.EducationPublic education is provided through the White Pine County School District. Baker K-12 school is the only school in Baker.Commercial operationsLodgings 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.Prominent citizensProminent 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.The town is also home to the School of Natural Order, which follows the teachings of Vitvan. The Long Now Foundation has purchased land located about southwest of Baker and just west of the National Park as a possible site for the Clock of the Long Now, a timepiece designed to operate with minimum human intervention for ten millennia.
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