World famous Langlois

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 in the Mail Tribune !

SOUTHERN OREGON JOURNAL

Southern Oregon Journal: Coast trip turns up Bigfoot and Langlois

By Peggy Dover for the Mail Tribune

It was another cool, bright morning on the Southern Oregon coast — perfect for tunes and a leisurely drive. One nice thing about south coast traffic is there’s far less of it than with the mass of tourist assemblage to the north. The luxury of time I enjoyed meant embracing U-turns for whatever caught my eye. Passing lanes at regular intervals allowed those not hunting for a chain-sawed, wooden Bigfoot sculpture to ease on down the road.

A couple of towns on Oregon’s south coast catch my attention each night on the evening weather map. In all my traversing 101, I can’t recall even passing through Langlois or Sixes, yet there are representative dots on the map, siren communities calling for exploration. I determined to hunt them down, find out how to pronounce Langlois, and learn why they deserve a forecast.

Read the rest at the Mail Tribune Read more about Langlois in the Mail Tribune !

Dragons in Langlois - local author Kandi Wyatt

Kandi J Wyatt is a wife, mother of five, teacher, artist, and author. In her free time, she enjoys writing fantasy stories and Christmas programs, and drawing with graphite and colored pencils. Portraits are her specialty. Kandi also enjoys photography, thanks to her photographer husband who has let her join his journey as both his model and apprentice, and she occasionally serves as his assistant when he needs a “light stand with feet.”

Kandi’s kids have been born and raised in Langlois, and she teaches junior high and high school students at Pacific High School, where she is known as Señora Wyatt. She teaches drawing in the summer at Art By the Sea Gallery in Bandon.
To learn more, visit http://kandijwyatt.wordpress.com.

Books:
    The Dragon Courage series: Fantasy for everyone ages 10+ Read more about Dragons in Langlois - local author Kandi Wyatt

Langlois makes Via Magazine: Coasting Southern Oregon

Gotta love how the article says 'Floras Lake, north of Port Orford, is a popular spot to rent a kiteboard.'

Not that Floras Lake is fed by Floras Creek that runs through Langlois.  So it goes :)

In any case we get a few sentences

More than 50 miles of rolling farmland and rugged coastline lie between the sportfishing havens of Bandon and Gold Beach. Sly signs marking tiny Langlois declare it world famous—and who’s to say it’s not? After kiteboarding on Floras Lake near Boice Cope Park, famished athletes often stop at the Langlois Market for both scrumptious hot dogs slathered with homemade sweet-hot mustard and the day’s town gossip.

Read more at http://www.viamagazine.com/road-trips/coasting-southern-oregon Read more about Langlois makes Via Magazine: Coasting Southern Oregon

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