Slippery Rock History
Origins of SRU’s ‘first rock’ revealed
Read the Story Behind the Legendary ROCK at SRU Article courtesy of Slippery Rock University
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. Washington to allow him to lead an expedition against the Seneca Indians who were raiding settlements in the area. The troops encountered...