Tuesday, October 19

50 Years Ago – February 1971

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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 February 1971 magazine featured Miss Tennessee Rural Electrification Jackie Hollie. Inside, members learned more about the Obion County beauty queen who was preparing for the national Miss Rural Electrification pageant and read how advancements in electical technology were transforming home life and leisure time.

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 February 1971 edition online below.


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