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ST. GEORGE — Chimney Rock would have been such a mundane name for what many see as a magical place. There are so many "chimney rocks" in other places, including one in Colorado that became a national monument in 2012.
However, Kodachrome Basin, a wonderland of stone spires just over 22 miles from Bryce Canyon National Park (and able to be seen from that park's Inspiration Point) became a state park in 1962. This name was chosen because a moniker placed on it just over a decade earlier was copyrighted.
Thankfully, later on, Kodak granted its permission for the Kodachrome name to stick and the only park in the nation named after a brand of film became reality.
In fact, Kodak helped pay for early park brochures and each one had an advertisement for Kodak on the back page.