Sibley State Park

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Sibley State Park CCC/Rustic Style Historic District
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Beach at Sibley State Park
Location Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, Off US 71 W of New London
Nearest city New London, Minnesota
Architect Civilian Conservation Corps
Governing body Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
MPS Minnesota State Park CCC/WPA/Rustic Style MPS
NRHP Reference # 89001673
Added to NRHP January 22, 1992

Coordinates: 45°19′11″N 95°01′23″W / 45.319687°N 95.02307°W / 45.319687; -95.02307 Sibley State Park is a Minnesota state park near New London, on the shores of Lake Andrew. It is named for Henry Hastings Sibley, the first governor of the state. A city park in Mankato, Minnesota is also named for Sibley [1].

The rustic style stone structures in the park were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1935 and 1938. These structures are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The layout of the park was a very functional example of master planning because it reduced congestion and overcrowding for swimmers, picnickers, and campers. It is rumored that a secret cache of memorabilia and other various items are buried underground in one of the park areas near the beach.

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