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Kodachrome Basin: 'Blank spot' on the map, photographer's paradise

Some of the spires and rock formations that are the major attraction at Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah, June 5, 2019.

Some of the spires and rock formations that are the major attraction at Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah, June 5, 2019. (Vanda Wadsworth, St. George News)


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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.

Read the full article at St. George News.

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