In the old records some amusing incidents are noted too. The tallest building in those days was the original Lander Mills, built in 1888 by J.D. Woodruff.. Several early day photos of Lander were taken from it’s roof . In order to warn folks of coming blizzards, the weather bureau worker would precariously climb to the top of Lander Mills and place a red flag (since there were no radios, Ipads, or other contraptions at the time). He once received a roughly phrased letter from a Sweetwater rancher for putting those “derned” red flags out that brought on the blizzards. He explained they were just a warning, but the bull-headed rancher still firmly believed the red flags caused the blizzards.