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The Best Dam Letter Ever!

In the spirit of spring break, I'm going to leave you with two dam letters that have gained a sort of celebrity at Mead High School. Every senior taking AP Government has read the dam letters, and enjoyed them to boot. I managed to find them on the, which investigates urban myths. The first letter, written to Ryan DeVries, is important only because it sets the stage for the second; you can just skim through it. You will definitely want to read all of the second letter!

Read the letters here

Have a great spring break!

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