For more than 50 years, The Tennessee Magazine has been the official publication of our electric cooperatives, keeping member-owners informed about their co-op, showcasing the wonders of electric service and highlighting the special events around the state.
Back in December 1968, readers met the “lovely young ladies” vying to become Miss TECA (Donna Sue Reece, Miss Gibson County, won) and had their creativity stoked by a feature article about Mrs. Rudell Plettner of Moscow and her crafty holiday-decorating creations.
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 December 1968 edition below.