The Scythe of Indiana was a commonly told story in the Commonwealth of Indiana during is colonial years, it was seen as being used by a immortal being who harvested crops in the year of 1863, which would mark the last year of famines.

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Scythe of Indiana

It became popular in American when the Civil War had gone into full motion and Indiana lead attacks against the Confederacy, Southerns lead propaganda as the State of Indiana being Death and the Commonwealth being the Scythe.

Durning the Spanish War, Indiana lead its militia against the Spanish when trying to take Cuba, this caused the saying to come back into play as Americans against the war as well with the Spanish that the Commonwealth of Indiana was both death and the sythe.

The Commonwealth of Indiana has numerous monuments, all mostly having a Scythe.

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