Thursday, October 22

50 Years Ago – January 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.

Gracing the cover of the January 1970 edition was the iconic Torchbearer statue that still stands watch over the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville. Inside, co-op members read about UT’s 175 anniversary and learned about the many advancements in electrical appliances that made it easier to do the laundry.

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 1970 edition online below.


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