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The video-sharing app TikTok is known for creating niche communities. There’s CleanTok, with its cleaning hacks and cathartic organizing, and PlantTok, boasting propagation techniques and people eager to show off their “jungalows.” But have you ever heard of BakerTok? It’s not cupcakes and sourdough starters but rather an ode to the Baker Hotel and Spa in Mineral Wells, a city of about 15,000 an hour west of Fort Worth. “BakerTok is SO LIT,” wrote a follower on one of the hotel’s viral videos. “The Baker is the only reason I’m still on TikTok!” proclaimed another. The once abandoned, almost century-old hotel isn’t slated to reopen its doors for at least another two years. People from across Texas and as far away as Europe and Australia are…
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