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The Herald-Dispatch

Randy Snyder/The Herald-Dispatch After proclaiming actor Matthew McConaughey, right, an honorary West Virginian, Gov. Joe Manchin jokes with the actor about his apparel for the movie "We Are Marshall" during a break in filming on Marshall's campus on Friday, April 21, 2006. Manchin said he remembers wearing similar attire in the early 1970s.

Gallery: Filming of "We Are Marshall" from 2006

Jul. 23, 2013 @ 12:36 PM

In 2006, the Tri-State was invaded by Hollywood.

For weeks, residents were able to watch some filming take place for "We Are Marshall," as well as running into actors about and out.

Filming began April 3, 2006, in Huntington and concluded in Atlanta on June 21, 2006.

The Warner Bros. production is an inspirational drama based on the true story of Marshall's and Huntington's efforts to rebound from the tragic plane crash on Nov. 14, 1970.

For more information, check out "The 1970 Marshall Plane Crash: The Real Story."