Monday, April 12

50 Years Ago – August 1970

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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 June 1970 magazine featured Buckner Memorial United Methodist Church, the “spiritual center” of Hiwassee College in Madisonville. Inside, members learned about the Youth Tour (sadly, 2020’s installment was cancelled due to COVID-19), and ads pitched products like pipes, records and eight-track tapes.

While our fashions, appliances and recipes have significantly changed since our first issue in 1958, our mission to entertain, educate i and inform our readers has not. Here’s a glimpse of what members I saw 50 years ago in The Tennessee Magazine. View the entire August 1970 edition below.


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