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. 


Oddfellows Picnic

Date: 

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 7:00pm
To event remaining 22 days

Oddfellows Picnic . Featuring ORIGINAL material, bringing sounds of 70s rock and roll into modern context. With superb vocals guitar and mandolin. Come get down with some homegrown Rock & Roll from rural Lane County live at the world famous Langlois Cheese Factory.

Special Guests: Canaans Able Brothers from Portland with their roots folk tunes.

Tickets $12 at the door, 12 and under free.


https://www.facebook.com/oddfellowspicnic/
https://oddfellowspicnic.bandcamp.com

https://www.facebook.com/CanaansAbleBrothers/

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Mo' Jo Boogie

Date: 

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 8:00pm

MoJo Boogie Coming April 13th

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Fun Dance Band / Peoples Choice Dance Contest Prizes


From The Spoon, Langlois Market, Floras Creek Coffee
+ more

 

 

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Artists wanted for Veteran related murals for Curry Annex Building

What do you get when you take an old parking garage, add walls, and desks? You get the County Annex Building – the location of Commissioner meetings, tax payments, building permits, and other general county services. What do you get when you add art? A cultural attraction for visitors to explore and the artists to be proud of -- the Veterans Mural Project, Phase 1.

Curry County is seeking youth groups, art classes, artists and other interested parties to paint Veteran related murals on the inside walls of the County Annex. “We are a county that honors veterans, so we decided our theme should be Veterans“, noted Board of County Commissioners Chair, Christopher Paasch, who was recently appointed by the President last week to the National Veterans and Military Services Committee. “We want people engaged in county government, and this is a good way to introduce youth, or other interested parties, to what happens in our building. We also hope to add some more art to our cultural inventory”.

Interested parties are asked to propose a scope of work that will be reviewed by Commissioner Sue Gold, Veteran’s Service Officer Anthony Voudy, and Director of Operations Julie Schmelzer. The available wall space is approximately eight feet in height and varies in widths. There is no charge for the ‘canvas’, but artists must supply their own paints and tarps. All painting must be done during normal business hours, which are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If interested, contact Schmelzer at the Board of Commissioners’ Office or by e-mail at schmelzerj@co.curry.or.us.

Why is the project called ‘Phase 1’? It is the county’s intent to inspire building owners and artists to partner together to create more visual art in Curry County.

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Western World: New sign for Langlois Cheese Factory

LANGLOIS - When Dennis Bowman, owner of the Langlois Cheese Factory, approached a local sign maker, Rod Smith, owner of All Around Signs in North Bend, about restoring the decades-old sign in front of the building, he learned some history.

The two men that mentored Smith in the sign business were still living in the North Bend area, Bowman discovered. They both worked on the original sign in the late 1950s when they were starting their careers in sign making. Bowman contacted the men, and along with his neighbor and Smith, they restored the sign with an "almost" replica, which included painting it and wiring it for lighting. Though the new sign doesn't have neon like the original, it will be lighted. 

Read the full article at theworldlink.com

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