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.
Like this month’s edition of The Tennessee Magazine, the cover of the August 1969 issue featured students attending the Washington Youth Tour. Inside, members read about the trip to our nation’s capital and learned about electricity-powered conveniences like security lighting and clothes dryers.
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 August 1969 edition below.