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 December 1970 magazine featured the winners of the 12th Annual Miss Tennessee Rural Electrification beauty contest. Inside, members found holiday greetings, festive recipes and examples of electrical appliances like heaters and “garbage disposers” that made life inside the home more comfortable and convenient.
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 1970 edition below.