Monday, February 17

50 Years Ago – February 1970

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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.

The cover feature of the February 1970 edition introduced Janet Porter, “Tennessee’s Rural Electric Valentine.” The self-described “dirt farmer” from Humboldt and reigning Miss Tennessee Electric Co-ops was preparing to compete for the Miss America Rural Electrification crown.

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 1970 edition online below.

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