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. 


How to Install a Mini-Pollinatro Garden

Date: 

Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 5:00pm
To event remaining 8 days

Mark your calendars for August 12!! Langlois Public Library is pleased to announce a collaboration with Darcy Grahek, Stillwater Natives Nursery, Bandon on HOW TO INSTALL A MINI-POLLINATOR GARDEN,

A three session workshop, August 12, August 26, and September 23 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Location: Langlois Public Library Patio.

This workshop will walk participants through every step to establish a drought tolerant garden that includes native flowering plants. Cardboard and mulch as an alternative to tilling is discussed in depth. In Session 1, participants choose a site at home and create a plan addressing sun, soil, and water. The Pollinator Garden site design is 80-100 square feet in any shape. Workshop participants will gain practical experience in a hands-on outdoor activity at the end of class. Workshop members will draft a diagram or map to use at home during the first session. Session II, August 26, 5:30 – 7:00. This session presents the garden plants that flower with an emphasis on native plants. The Langlois Library’s garden pollinator map will serve as a model. Participants will be supported in choosing site appropriate plant materials. Session III, September 23, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. The final session brings together all elements for making a small pollinator- supporting garden. Timing the planting to the right season and choosing appropriate plants for the prepared site AND PLANTING the Langlois Library pollinator garden are all included in the final session. Participants will be included in a special celebration at that time! The sessions are free, but any donations are gratefully accepted. Please email langloislibrary@gmail.com OR phone: 541-348-2066 to reserve your spot. Bring a chair and wrap, please.

 

 


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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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