Why Langlois is or should be world famous

So are the citizens of Langlois delusional??

WE THINK NOT.

Reasons:

1) We take pride in the fact that the name Langlois stirs up so much interest in the pronunciation. The subject is a great ice breaker  and is often the first question asked by visitors.

Langlois is a variant of the French "L'anglais" meaning the Englishman which seems to indicate the family name started when some English showed in France post-Norman conquest era. The variations in pronunciation stem from Anglicization and then Americanization down through the years.  There are variations still among Guernsey (home of our founding family) and Jersey Islands The name is not quite on par with the Welsh town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwy rndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. So really, one might  we have it easy, but  is still up for debate.  One of most accepted version is Langless stemming from a phonetic version of the 1860 Federal census of our Founding Family

 

  

  

However, the citation in Oregon's Names; How to Say Them and Where They are Located? by Bert Webber ( a well respected historian) lists the pronunciation as LANG lois.

The locals have their own take on the name: Lang lois  Langwau, Lang o ise, Lang lewis , Lang lis , Lang loy and probably more. Here are some samples from us locals. 


Larry and the Kumquats

Date: 

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 6:00pm

 

Burger Night at the Spoon.  Wine, draft  beer coctail drinks,etc.

Serving from 5:30 pm. to 8:30 pm.

Menu: Chef's choice, but does include  hamburgers and if you are lucky,  lamb burgers.

Covered, sheltered venue.

No Cover Charge

Tips appreciated. Read more about Larry and the Kumquats

Lowdown Brass Band

Date: 

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 6:30pm

   

 

Lowdown Brass Band
Many quallity produced videos on youtube.
Check them out and come to the show.

Get your tickets at
Cobbler Bench in Bandon,
Floras Creek Coffee in Langlois,
Mr,Ed's in Port Orford

Surpises in Langlois

Very nice langlois writeup from Sotheby's International Realty

Langlois, Oregon, an “unincorporated community” 17 miles south of Bandon and 13 miles north of Port Orford is one of those “blink and you’ll miss it” kind of places. It has a population of fewer than 200 souls, and from the highway one will see a restaurant, market, coffee shop, farm store, library, and post office. Langlois, however, is much more than meets the eye. Despite its relatively uneventful history, it’s taken on a fairly hip vibe recently, and it seems to just be getting hipper.

Langlois sits just under 2.5 miles from the ocean as the crow flies and just north of where Floras Creek meanders its way under the highway on its way to the New River and the Pacific. Approaching it from the north, one notices rolling hills, flat farmland, and most of all, verdant green as far as the eye can see.

 

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