For more than 50 years, The Tennessee Magazine has been the official publication of our electric cooperatives, keeping consumer-members informed about their co-ops, showcasing the wonders of electric service and highlighting the special events around the state.
The cover feature of the April 1971 magazine spotlighted historic Falls Mill in Franklin County. Readers also learned about the deep Tennessee roots of consumer electronics manufacturer Magnavox and found advertisements for all sorts of treasures like country music eight-track tapes, hair products and colorful mums.
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 1971 edition below.