When traveling on Interstate 8 east from the last camping post you pass a museum called the Museum of History in Granite.
Their web site is historyingranite.org The site will give you of the particulars of the museum, here are a few images collected during the stop to find out what the heck that spiral staircase in the middle of no-where is all about.
Besides being a museum it is also a post office pretty handy no need to go to town to mail a letter
The beginning of the $5.00 tour you go into the pyramid
In the center of the pyramid is a plaque that has been designated as the center of the world (decreed by Imperial County of California & The French Government)
While standing at the center of the world this is the view out of the pyramid with the Church on the Hill, a replica of a church of the founders home town in France
About that spiral staircase
Kinda rusty but hey, it ts old and from the Iffel tower
I thought that this awesome tree deserved some credit for thriving in the middle of the desert