50 Years Ago – Jan. 1968

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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-op, showcasing the wonders of electric service and highlighting the special events around the state. Readers — by flipping open the January 1968 cover featuring a snowy water mill — learned about Iranian electrical engineer Naghi Kebriaei who traveled to the U.S. to study Tennessee Valley Authority power distributors and saw ads for custom homes, livestock equipment and songwriting opportunities. 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 January 1968 edition below.


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