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Dave Rosenbaum: Why was it called 'A Turn' of Corn?

Dave Rosenbaum writes:
For many years a grist mill was operated in a small building across the road (now KY 704) from my Dad's store. I recall it was operated by Simpson Wheat, Oscar Graves, Lorne Keith and others at various times. Folks would bring their corn on Saturdays and the miller would grind the corn for a price of ten cents or a small toll box of corn. The mill was driven by a large gasoline engine with a big belt running to the actual mill. Folks would bring their corn in a fabric sack and it would be referred to as a 'turn" of corn. I never knew why it was a "turn." Perhaps some of your readers or associates can tell me why it was a "turn" of corn. - Dave Rosenbaum
Thanks. I regret I don't have the answer, but such questions have long caused me many a sleepless night. Perhaps one of your other learned elders will know and enlighten us both. - EW

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