John Armstrong Highway

John Armstrong Highway
Posted on 05/11/2021
The Seaman School District has a proud tradition of educational excellence and this school year is no different. The 2018-19 school year witnessed the founding of the first ever Civic Engagement Club. The mission of the Civic Engagement Club is to increase voter turnout and student’s knowledge of the workings of their government through hands-on projects. This year has been a success.

As an example of that excellence, the students of Seaman High School’s Civic Engagement Club have written and testified for the passage of a House Bill 2070 renaming a portion of Highway 75 as the John Armstrong Memorial Highway to honor the achievements of Civil War Veteran John Armstrong. John Armstrong is buried in Rochester Cemetery. Beyond his Civil War service, John Armstrong was an early settler of Topeka and founder of the Underground Railroad in Kansas, assisting some 300 slaves escape to freedom. House Bill 2070 was signed into law April 16, 2019.

We need your help. With the successful passage of HB 2070 the task remaining is to raise the necessary funds to place the signs on Highway 75. The total cost of the two signs is $4,890. Please consider a donation to the John Armstrong Highway Fund.

Donations can be sent to:

The Seaman High School Bank
c/o John Armstrong Highway Fund
4850 NW Rochester Rd.
Topeka, KS 66618