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.

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 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