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 November 1971 magazine featured newly crowned “Miss Tennessee Electric Cooperative” and her court. Inside, included in a recap of the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association annual meeting, readers learned more about winner Margie Shepard of Adams, who represented Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation.
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 1971 edition online below.