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. 


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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Mary Hildebrand Memorial Plant Sale-Langlois Lions

Date: 

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 9:00am

The Langlois Lions Club will be holding our annual Mary Hildebrand Memorial Plant Sale Saturday, May 18 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Club House 48136 Floras Lake Lp. The sale will feature an outstanding variety of house, garden and yard plants from African violets to to succulents to veggie starts. Some highlights: Jennifer Ewing, garden expert on hand to answer your burning garden questions and David Woof’s beautiful garden-related pottery. Bandon Discovery Center’s eye-catching original fused glass plant markers will be also available. Sales of these items will benefit veterans’ workshops at the Sage with a portion being donated to the Langlois Lions.

Business donations of plants or plant related items include: Valley Flora, 101 Plants & Garden Center, Dragonfly Farm and Nursery, B & B Farm Supply, Raincoast Arts, Bandon Floral & Gifts, Currydale Farms, Floras Creek Brewing Co.( gourmet coffee beans), Langlois Market (coupons for World Famous Hot Dogs), and contributions from community members.

There will be plenty of coffee, parking and a chance to network with other green thumbs.

So it is well worth the visit and is of a great benefit for our charitable programs. We are also accepting plant donations Friday afternoon May 17h and the morning of the sale. For further information, call 541 348-2507.

 
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Oddfellows Picnic

Date: 

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 7:00pm

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.


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