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. 


Lighthouses of Oregon: A History of Aiding Maritime Navigation (youtube video by Matt Cook)

Lighthouses of Oregon: A History of Aiding Maritime Navigation This documentary tells the story of Oregon's lighthouses. Today there are 11 still standing, with some that have been lost. These lifesaving structures helped Oregon grow in the early days of the state. Some still run today and some are just monuments enjoyed by visitors. I hope you enjoy this movie that tells an important part of Oregon's history. by Matt Cook (like and subscribe as they say.. it's good stuff)

 

Great info about Cape Blanco and all the other lighthouses along the coast. A must watch!

 

Redfish Music Festival: July 25 - Aug 1 Port Orford and Bandon

 

See https://redfishchambermusicfestival.com for latest details

 

Wednesday, July 28th at 7:30pm
Zion Lutheran Church, 2015 Washington Street, Port Orford, Oregon
Works by Robert Schumann and César Franck
Fritz Gearhart, violin, Andrew Smith, cello, Asya Gulua, piano
Tickets $15, available at the Door, Advance Tickets can be purchased at the
Port Orford Community Co-op, 812 Oregon Street, Port Orford
Sponsored by Zion Lutheran Church

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