Langlois, Port Orford and Pacific High School Yearbooks Online

High School yearbooks offer a unique time capsule of the adolescent years. Assembled, edited, and produced by teens, they are pictorial essays of students experiencing the last four years of formal education---those weighty years of physical and mental maturation preceding early adulthood. From 1937 through the present, 2CJ high schools have created records of the past, often with limited resources or tools for production. From the earliest publications using actual snapshots glued to paper with captions and commentary typed on manual typewriters threaded with inked cotton ribbons, to the present computer generated editions, the community’s high school yearbooks are not only nostalgic in nature, but capture a record of school reformation and relocation; curriculums that were expanded or modified; extracurricular activities in the arts, sports, and career-based organizations; adolescent trends and lifestyles; occasional social ignorance; the transformation of technology across the years; the changing landscapes that surrounded the physical buildings, the staff that monitored and gave instruction; and business sponsors that came and went.

Through the cooperation of a small group of dedicated 2CJ alumni and local history preservationists, volunteers at Bandon History Museum, Port Orford Library’s willingness to share inventory, two webmasters, the cooperation of 2CJ’s administration, and funding by the Alan and Brenda Mitchell Port Orford Community Foundation, the yearbooks of Langlois High School, Port Orford High School, and Pacific High School can now be researched online. In a freeze frame lineup of publications beginning in 1937 and continuing through 2023, yearbooks can be viewed utilizing two different websites: the World-Famous Langlois, Oregon website available at https://www.worldfamouslanglois.com/, and the Port Orford Historical Photos website at https://blog.portorfordhistoricalphotos.org/. It is a work in progress intended to culminate in complete compilations of all the relevant years with the results being stored in the local history collections of Bandon History Museum, Cape Blanco Heritage Society, Curry Historical Society, and Pacific High School.

For More information and links to PDFs and more see https://blog.portorfordhistoricalphotos.org/2cj-yearbook-annuals-project/

If you have information that will help locate the missing years, please contact the 2CJ administration office, the webmaster on the site you are using, or Bandon History Museum. At the present time, those missing years are:

  • Langlois High School: 1940, 1942, and 1943
  • Port Orford High school: 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943
  • Pacific High School:   2004


Yearbook Image Galleries

Langlois High School Yearbooks Gallery --- Panther Tracks

Port Orford High School Yearbooks Gallery --- The Pirates

Pacific High School Yearbooks Gallery --- Pacific Pirates
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A Short History of Langlois, Oregon Grocers by Bonnie Jensen Cox

s Langlois general merchandise store with post office established by A. H. Thrift and Frank Langlois
Langlois general merchandise store with post office established by A. H. Thrift and Frank Langlois, which they later sold to Ed Rackleff who lost it in the 1910 fire. (from Langlois 1881-1981)

In 1854 and succeeding years, William V. Langlois filed land claims and purchased property north of Floras Creek, creating an amalgam of acreage for a family farm. (ref 1) William had previously owned a mercantile in Port Orford but desired a home on Floras Creek for his wife and seven children. (ref 2) One of his neighbors was A. H. (Alexander Hamilton) Thrift who shared similar agribusiness goals and had amassed 840 acres on the same fertile plain shored by the Pacific Ocean. Through influence and investment, both families would play an integral role in the upstart of grocers that would feed and supply the clientele of northern Curry County and its peripheral areas. Read more about A Short History of Langlois, Oregon Grocers by Bonnie Jensen Cox

Langlois Mountain History Tour


Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10:00am


July 15 is the date to join a tour sponsored by the Coos History Museum. Tour agenda is as follows: Meet at the Bandon History Museum on that Saturday at 10:00 a.m. for an hour visit, then board a bus for Langlois Mountain in north Curry County. We will travel up Bethel Creek Rd. through ranch country with views of the coastal plain and the Pacific Ocean behind us. At the intersection with Langlois Mountain Road, we will travel east to the end of the county road, and then west to our lunch stop at the Highland Woods, formerly the Millard School (a military prep school), where we listen to stories of the area while enjoying the catered lunch. Returning west to Langlois, we will stop for a bit of wandering through the Wild Rivers Wool Factory and the Langlois Market, home of the famous hot dogs. On the return drive to Bandon, we will take a short side trip to the New River Nature Center down New Lake Road. The tour will end around 4:00 p.m.

Tour participation is a benefit for CCHS members only. Not currently a member? Purchase your membership now to join in on this rare opportunity. Cost: $30. Please direct any questions to the tour co-leaders, Bill Mast (541-572-3685) or Anne Guerin (541-348-2269) A sign-up sheet will be available at the Coos History Museum front desk beginning June 1st. Payment over the phone (541.756.6320) or by mail (1210 North Front Street, Coos Bay, OR 97420) is available. Tour is limited to 50 participants.
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