Pillsbury Tower

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Not to be confused with Pillsbury Center, a skyscraper in Minneapolis, Minnesota that was renamed US Bank Plaza

Pillsbury Tower is a remnant volcanic cone, 1,295 m, with a sheer north-facing rock cliff and a gradual slope at the south side, standing directly at the base of Avalanche Ridge in the Jones Mountains. With its dark rock rising 100 m above the surrounding area, it is clearly the most prominent landmark in these mountains. Mapped by the University of Minnesota-Jones Mountains Party, 1960–61, and named by them after Pillsbury Hall which houses the Dept. of Geology at the University of Minnesota.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Pillsbury Tower" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).

73°31′S 94°20′W / 73.517°S 94.333°W / -73.517; -94.333Coordinates: 73°31′S 94°20′W / 73.517°S 94.333°W / -73.517; -94.333