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. 


Langlois Cheese Factory new sign party , folk dance workshop & dance party

Date: 

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 1:00pm
To event remaining 10 days

 

LANGLOIS CHEESE FACTORY " Sign Lighting" potluck BBQ Sunday, March 31st 1 to 3 pm plates, utensils,meat, juice and water will be provided SOUTH COAST FOLK

SOCIETY DANCE 3 to 8 pm See flyer

 

From thePort Orford Arts Council FB page:

In case you didn‘t know, Dennis Bowman, who lovingly preserved and enhanced the old Langlois Cheese Factory, has now lovingly replaced the old sign with an “almost” replica (no neon, but it does have lights!). Come to the Lighting BBQ & Potluck and congratulate Dennis for his fine work. To make this festive day even more wonderful, the South Coast Folk Society is having a workshop and a concert and dance, oh my! The Cheese Factory is one of our very best venues for just about anything. This is going to be a special day!

 

 

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Langlois Lions Scholarship Spaghetti Feed & Dessert Auction

Date: 

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 5:00pm
To event remaining 17 days

 

 

 

 

 

The Langlois Lions will be hosting our Famous Spaghetti Feed on Saturday, April 6th at the Lions Club on Floras Lake Loop. This benefit event is ear marked for our 2019 Pacific High School $1000 Scholarship and promises to be a lot of fun and all for a good cause.

Dinner starts at 5 pm with dessert auction to follow. The menu includes: spaghetti with gourmet sauce, fancy coleslaw, garlic bread and drinks (coffee, tea and punch). Vegetarian option available. Cost: by donation.

Community members are cordially invited to bring a favorite, maybe even a world famous dessert to be donated to the auction. Even if one can not attend, a dessert will be appreciated. Donations may be dropped off on Friday, March 5th from 9am- 1 pm or Saturday from 8 am on. The community has always been very generous in this effort and certainly, the donations add to the event and help make a qualified PHS senior a very happy student, especially when making future career decisions.

For more information: 541 348-2507

 

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