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According to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedona,_Arizona):
The city of Sedona was named after Sedona Arabella Miller Schnebly. She was the wife of the first postmaster there - Theodore Carlton Schnebly.
Sedona's mother, Amanda Miller, said she made the name up because "it sounded pretty," to her.
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Sedona (in Arizona) is named after Sedona Miller Schnebly (1877–1950), the wife of the city's first postmaster, who was celebrated for her hospitality and industriousness.
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Many of Hollywood's classic westerns were filmed in or near Sedona. The red rock buttes and desert landscape provided a striking setting for these films, most notably Broken Arrow (1950), starring James Stewart. A number of the movie's shooting locations can still be visited via off-road trails.
An intricate chase scene in the Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin comedy Midnight Run was filmed on the trails surrounding Sedona.