I have no idea if my idea has any possiblility of being correct but I was thinking that perhaps the first use of the term "turnpike" might be.......Once upon a time in the old days many roads were owned by either the builders of said roads or by royalty(Kings Highway?). These roads were guarded by men to ensure that anyone using the roads paid the toll(or road tax), the guards were armed with pikes. When the toll was paid the guards would turn the pike aside and the person could pass. Over time the phrase was shortened to turnpike. As the years past and carriages and other larger modes of transportation were used and physical barriers with pikes were needed to stop people,carts and carriages etc. From these early methods modern turnpikes evolved.
Edited by damnsuicidalroos (Mon Dec 11 2006 05:28 AM)
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