Why Langlois is or should be world famous

So are the citizens of Langlois delusional??



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. 

Super Saturated Sugar Stings at the Cheese Factory, Langlois Oregon


Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 7:00pm


 Southern Fried, Gypsy-rock-cana, Alaska-chilled, New Timey, Alt-folk, Rock, Folk



Powerful and funky, The Super Saturated Sugar Strings’s take on modern Americana is full of dense, intricate, virtuosic instrumental arrangements and shout-to-the-rafter vocals. Their lush back-beat-americana-

meets-chamber-ensemble sound has stirred a large congregation of dedicated fans in Alaska.www.supersaturatedsugarstrings.com Read more about Super Saturated Sugar Stings at the Cheese Factory, Langlois Oregon

Wild Rivers Wool Factory: revised class information.



The following Wild Rivers Wool Factory classes are scheduled on an as needed basis, including private handspinning.  Call 541 348-2550 or middenmeadows@gmail.com. Please note that Wild Rivers Wool Factory has moved from downtown Langlois to  47993 Floras Lake Loop and open by appointment only.


Beginning, ongoing:

Moebius Strip Basket Knitting: 

Sock Workshop:

Magic Loop Knitting:

  Lace Knitting: 

Spinning Classes- other than the every 3rd Saturday class. See separate posting.

Designer Yarn Spinning: 

Yarn Plying: 


Basic Fiber Prep: 

Silk Techniques: 

Carding Techniques:

Blending Luxury Fibers:


Color Workshop: 

Crockpot Basics: 

Hand Painting:


Natural Dyeing: 

Non Toxic Dyeing: 

Shibori Technique:  Read more about Wild Rivers Wool Factory: revised class information.


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