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 of the April 1972 magazine featured a stunning sunset on Reelfoot Lake. Inside, readers learned how to make cleanups more convenient thanks to built-in electrical cleaning systems and found ads inviting them to enter a drawing contest and touting mail-order products harnessing the life-changing power of electricity.
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 1972 edition online below.