Slippery Rock Open Thread

Submitted by Zone Left on August 9th, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Hey, where's the best place to buy workout supplements in Slippery Rock? I don't actually use any, but there aren't any Yelp reviews for "Your Gym & Complete Supplement Store" and if I drive through town I may need to pick up some Whey.

I'd appreciate any help.


Darker Blue

August 9th, 2014 at 12:06 AM ^

Dear Zone Left,


I have been laughing uncontrollably at your threads for what feels like an eternity. I am very grateful that you have taken the time to brighten my day. 



Darker Blue


August 9th, 2014 at 10:22 AM ^

Are the rocks there more slippery than any other town's rocks. Did someone slip on the rock and decide it was a good name? If so was this one of the first lawsuits and who did they sue?


August 9th, 2014 at 11:59 AM ^

The Story Behind The Name

Slippery Rock: The Story Behind the Name

In 1779, Col. Daniel Brodhead was in command of Fort Pitt at the present site of the city of Pittsburgh. Col. Brodhead begged Gen. George Washington to allow him to lead an expedition against the Seneca Indians who were raiding settlements in the area. The troops encountered the Indians and were forced to flee for their lives.

In pursuit, the soldiers crossed a creek at a place where the stream bed was comprised of large smooth rocks. Wearing heavy boots, the soldiers were able to cross the creek safely, but the Seneca Indians, wearing smooth moccasins, slipped and fell on the rocks—enabling the cavalry to make their escape.

Historically, the Indians called the stream “Wechachochapohka” which means: “a slippery rock.” Once Slippery Rock Creek was christened, the adjoining town later became known by the catchy name as well.