Honey in the Horn is the first novel by Harold Lenoir Davis. It is set in turn-of-the-century Oregon ... and that would be the turn of the LAST century. The novel received the Harper's Prize for fiction the year it was published (1935) and the Pulitzer Prize in 1936. Here's how the book begins:
"There was a run-down old tollbridge station in the Shoestring Valley of Southern Oregon where Uncle Preston Shiveley had lived for fifty years, outlasting a wife, two sons, several plagues of grasshoppers, wheat-rust and caterpillars, a couple or three invasions of land-hunting settlers and real-estate speculators, and everybody else except the scattering of old pioneers who had cockleburred themselves onto the country at about the same time he did."One reviewer called it "a rollicking good story."