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. 


Mical & Me Dance Party

Date: 

Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 6:30pm
To event remaining 28 days

Micah and Me have been voted one of the top 5 Kindie Performers in Portland, Oregon 2017 & 2018!

Micah and Me is a band made up of three at-home dads who desire to entertain, educate and empower children from 0-7 and families through the power of music. For a few years now, they have had the pleasure of playing HUNDREDS of live shows for children and families all over Oregon and Washington.

They play ukulele, guitar, bass drum and bass guitar while singing and dancing their hearts out! The show is 45-60 minutes depending on the kids’ attention span. Kids and parents engage in guided and free form dancing throughout our show. Often they include parachute play and bubbles in their performances! At the end of the show they offer an instrument petting zoo! They love performing for children and families!

They just released their new album and you can find their music online at iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/micah-and-me-is-here/id1301426952

 

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Learn more about Cascadia Subduction Zone in Coos Bay (KCBY)

 

COOS BAY, Ore. -- The Coos Bay Fire Department and Coos County Emergency Management are offering an opportunity to learn more about the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

The training will be presented at the Coos Bay Fire Department at 450 Elrod Avenue in Coos Bay on June 1, from 6-8 p.m.

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