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. 


Holiday Craft Fair at the Langlois Lions Club

Date: 

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 9:00am

Start the season with a visit to the 28th Annual Holiday Craft Fair at the Lions Hall on Floras Lake Loop Road just south of Langlois.  The fair will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 22nd and 23rd, from 9:00 AM to 4 PM and is sponsored by the Langlois Lions and the Friends of the Langlois Library

Talented South Coast artists and craftspeople will be displaying a fabulous array of crations which will make shopping for holiday gifts a pleasure.  Whether you are looking for a gift of wood, metal, fiber or locally grown food, you will find unique and surprising gifts at the Langlois Holiday Craft Fair.

Bring a friend and treat yourself to a lunch by our own World Famous Sandie McDonald.  Friday, Sandie is serving her chicken dumpling soup & bread, and on Saturday, Swedish meatball soup & bread.  Green salad & vegetarian options are available

Look for Craft Fair signs on Highway 101.  Parking is plentiful.  Great shopping, food and friends!  Questions: 541-248-2242 or 541-348-2507

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