Why Langlois is or should be world famous

So are the citizens of Langlois delusional??



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. 

A Short History of Langlois, Oregon Grocers by Bonnie Jensen Cox

s Langlois general merchandise store with post office established by A. H. Thrift and Frank Langlois
Langlois general merchandise store with post office established by A. H. Thrift and Frank Langlois, which they later sold to Ed Rackleff who lost it in the 1910 fire. (from Langlois 1881-1981)

In 1854 and succeeding years, William V. Langlois filed land claims and purchased property north of Floras Creek, creating an amalgam of acreage for a family farm. (ref 1) William had previously owned a mercantile in Port Orford but desired a home on Floras Creek for his wife and seven children. (ref 2) One of his neighbors was A. H. (Alexander Hamilton) Thrift who shared similar agribusiness goals and had amassed 840 acres on the same fertile plain shored by the Pacific Ocean. Through influence and investment, both families would play an integral role in the upstart of grocers that would feed and supply the clientele of northern Curry County and its peripheral areas. Read more about A Short History of Langlois, Oregon Grocers by Bonnie Jensen Cox

Chicken Class Action Settlement.. We're gonna be rich!

So this is pretty funny.  If you bought chicken in the last 10 years ago from pretty much any commerial chicken people you are part of a class action law suit.  We're talking possibly 10's of dollars here.  I thought it was pretty funny but what the heck right?  Pretty much everybody in Langlois has bought a foster farms chicken at some point.

End-User Consumer Plaintiffs allege that Defendants and their co-conspirators conspired to restrict the supply of, and fix, raise, and stabilize the price of chicken, as of January 1, 2009, in violation of federal and state consumer and antitrust laws.

The Defendants and co-conspirators are chicken processors in the United States. In the notice, “Settling Defendants” refers to Fieldale, George’s, Mar-Jac, Peco, Pilgrim’s, and Tyson. “Non-Settling Defendants” refers to Agri Stats, Inc., Claxton Poultry Farms, Inc.; Foster Farms, LLC and Foster Poultry Farms; Harrison Poultry, Inc., House of Raeford Farms, Inc.; JCG Foods of Alabama, LLC, JCG Foods of Georgia, LLC, Koch Foods, Inc. and Koch Meats Co., Inc.; Mountaire Farms, Inc., Mountaire Farms, LLC, and Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.; Koch Foods, Inc., JCG Foods of Alabama, LLC, JCG Foods of Georgia, LLC, and Koch Meat Co., Inc.; O.K. Foods, Inc., O.K. Farms, Inc., and O.K. Industries, Inc.; Perdue Farms, Inc. and Perdue Foods LLC; Sanderson Farms, Inc., Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Foods Division), Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Processing Division) and Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Production Division); Wayne Farms, LLC; Mountaire Farms, Inc., Mountaire Farms, LLC, and Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.; Foster Farms, LLC; House of Raeford Farms, Inc.; and Simmons Foods, Inc. and Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc.




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How to Install a Mini-Pollinatro Garden


Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 5:00pm

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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