“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Birth of Truth In Advertising

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By Pat Filippone, November 24, 2016
1. Birth of Truth In Advertising Marker
Inscription.  The Associated Advertising Clubs of America met at Galt House, on this site, for their fifth annual convention, 1909. Led by Samuel C. Dobbs, the convention took united action to challenge false advertising. This stand began concept of the Better Business Bureau. By 1918, the Louisville Better Business Bureau, third in the nation, received its charter.
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1664.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
Location. 38° 15.371′ N, 85° 45.087′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and First Street on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Forester Distilling Co. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Louisville Slugger Bat (about 300 feet away); Second African Baptist Church
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(about 500 feet away); The Galt House (about 500 feet away); Slave Trading In Louisville / Garrison Slave Pen Site (about 500 feet away); The Discovery of the Ohio River (about 600 feet away); Slavery Laws In Old Kentucky/Site of Arterburn Brothers Slave Pens (about 700 feet away); Clarke & Loomis Architects / Levy Brothers Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2017, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 8 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 9, 2017, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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