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. 


Learn more about Cascadia Subduction Zone in Coos Bay (KCBY)

 

COOS BAY, Ore. -- The Coos Bay Fire Department and Coos County Emergency Management are offering an opportunity to learn more about the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

The training will be presented at the Coos Bay Fire Department at 450 Elrod Avenue in Coos Bay on June 1, from 6-8 p.m.

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Art exhibit opens OSU150 Sun Grant Festival

Curator Tina Green-Price and the Giustina Gallery staff have successfully matched art exhibits with each of Oregon State University's year-long grant festivals, from space to sea. But this month's Sun Grant Festival proved to be particularly challenging. The festival is focused on more than just the sun, it is about alternative energy sources and the planet, Green-Price says.

 

 

Solar power was an influence for one of the exhibit's more obscure pieces, an acrylic painting, "Dr. Frankenstein's Monster Goes Solar" by Michael Ousley of Langlois, Oregon. The bright red, yellow and orange painting features Frankenstein with an external LED attached to his forehead.

See http://www.gazettetimes.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/visual/art-ex... for more details

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An Evening with Jane KIrkpatrick- Oregon Author night

Date: 

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

Jane Kirkpatrick, an award-winning author, will be the guest speaker at an “Oregon Author’s Night,” Saturday, April 28, 7 p.m. at the Old Cheese Factory, 94179 Allen Boice Dr., Langlois.

The topic of this “Evening with Jane Kirkpatrick” will be “How Memory and Time Shape Stories of Historical Men and Women.” Besides being a noted inspirational and humorous speaker, Kirkpatrick specializes in historical fiction, often set in Oregon. Included in the topic will be a focus on A Gathering of Finches, which tells the tale of the Simpson family whose estate is now Shore Acres State Park. This book has been a best seller among coastal readers and is often a choice for local book clubs. Some of her books have been selected nationally by the Book of the Month Club and the Literary Guild.

Other books of historical interest have featured “real life” pioneers such as the Lilac Lady: Hilda Klager; Tabitha Moffatt Brown, “Mother of Oregon”; and Letitia Carson, one of the few African-American women listed in an early Federal Census in Oregon. A history of the community of Aurora has proved to be especially well-received.

This evening promises to be thought-provoking and should be of interest to readers in general, the many fans of Jane Kirkpatrick, and to history buffs. Those unfamiliar with Kirkpatrick’s work will be in for a treat. Anyone wishing to write a memoir and others who have seen the Dolphin Players’ staged reading of a play adapted from the book, A Gathering of Finches, may find the talk extremely engaging. There will be an opportunity to meet the author in person as a reception, book signing, and limited book sales follows the main presentation. Admission is free.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Langlois Library and the Langlois Library Book Club with a grant from the Curry County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust. For more info: 541- 348-2507. Read more about An Evening with Jane KIrkpatrick- Oregon Author night

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