Sunday, September 19

50 Years Ago – April 1969

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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-ops, showcasing the wonders of electric service and highlighting the special events around the state.

The cover story of the April 1969 edition highlighted the SMV EMBLEM, a bright orange sign created to alert motorists to vehicles traveling 25 mph or slower on roadways. Electric cooperative members also learned about efficient kitchen layouts in which to take fill advantage of the newest electical appliances.

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 1969 edition below.










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