The area's first European settlement was in 1853. Some twenty years later George Bennett decided to name the town after his Irish hometown, Bandon. I guess he was homesick. In my travels, I have noticed that this is common with many US towns. My hometown of Rochester, MI was settled by people from New York state. I should not be critical. I bet that I would do the same thing.
Langlois was named after an early settler and that is a common way of naming places too. By the way, it is now pronounced lang-loyce, as in Joyce. I said lang-loy as in toy. They can always tell that you are from out of town by mispronounced local names. I don't think that they noticed my panniers and ragged look.
Port Orford is the western most settlement in Oregon and in the contiguous 48 states.
This lighthouse is the oldest in the State of Oregon and tours are available.
This virtual bike tour has covered 681.7 miles so far.
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