Sunday, September 19

50 Years Ago – January 1969

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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 coops, showcasing the wonders of electric service and highlighting the special events around the state.

On the cover of the January 1969 edition, electric cooperative members were greeted by a wintry vacation scene of Gatlinburg’s ski area. Inside, they found agricultural and economic forecasts for the new year and read about President-elect Richard Nixon’s promises to rural America.

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 1969 edition below.




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