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. 


Interesting Langlois Poet and Author Lily Mars

Date: 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:00pm
To event remaining 6 days
Interesting Langlois Presents local poet and author LilyMars October 25th at the Langlois Public Library. Lily Mars is the author of the book Heart Stuck Open, her first book of poetry. LilyMars has been blessed to live in the small and glorious community of Langlois for the past 15 years. She has spent much of that time using her words to explore the extraordinary in our ordinary lives. Lily would be honored to share her first book of poetry with you and to listen to your thoughts. Cake will be served at this free author talk. For more information call the Langlois Public
Library at 541.348.2066

Music at the Farm

Date: 

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 11:00am

Another wonderful event at the beautiful Dragonfly Farm and Nursery  2 miles north of Langlois on Hwy 101- left side going north.   Providing space for additional parking.  Promises to be their best event ever. 

$5.00 per car    ( a real bargin)

 

Mo'Jo Boogie

Date: 

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 7:00pm

This hrythm and blues band from Roseburg played at the Old Cheese Factory this past spring. They were phenomenal and has 80% of crowd dancing all night.

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