50 Years Ago – April 1968

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For more than 50 years, The Tennessee Magazine has been the official publication of our electric cooperatives, keeping member-owners informed about their co-op, showcasing the wonders of electric service and highlighting the special events around the state.

In the April 1968 edition, readers learned about The Tennessee Magazine’s connections to the Country Music Association, met the winners of the Miss Rural Electrification contest and found a recap of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association annual meeting in Dallas, at which President Lyndon Johnson spoke.

While our fashions, appliances and recipes have significantly changed since our first issue in 1958, our mission to entertain, educate and inform our readers has not. Here’s a glimpse of what members saw 50 years ago in The Tennessee Magazine. View the entire April 1968 edition below.


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