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 feature of the January 1972 magazine spotlighted the Tennessee Highway Patrol, then an organization of 500 men responsible for protecting 2 million Tennesseans. Inside, readers also found an article on Pickwick State Park, scheduled to become the newest state park with many of its amenities to be completed later in 1972.
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 1972 edition below.