Getting this 134-foot-tall thermometer back in operating order needs some sign muscle, so Young Electric Sign Company is being brought in to restore the Baker landmark, The Los Angeles Times is reporting. The sign has been dark and the temperature erratic and “usually wrong,” said LaRae Harguess, whose mother and late father, Barbara and Willis Herron, built the attraction in the early 1990s. The family recently reclaimed the property.
Yesco is the company behind the neon, including Vegas Vic, the Betty Willis designed Welcome to Las Vegas Sign, and the archived stacks at The Neon Boneyard.
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"World's Largest Thermometer" in 2011 I Photo: Paint This Desert
Above: Krystal Ramirez “I Want to See More Brown Bodies” from 2017 will be reassembled at UNLV’s Barrick Museum of Art in Spring 2018.