Monday, July 13

50 Years Ago – December 1969

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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.

On the cover of the December 1969 edition, electric cooperative members saw the Miss Tennessee Electric Co-op beauty contest finalists. Inside, they read highlights on the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association’s 28th Annual Meeting and found tips and recipes to make Christmas 1969 “your happiest — so far.”

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 1969 edition online below.










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