Tuesday, October 19

50 Years Ago – January 1971

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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 of the January 1971 magazine featured Gov. Winfield Dunn. Inside, members found a profile on the newly elected governor as well as features on agricultural topics such as invasive pests and new technology in farming equipment. Ads touted fundraising opportunities and mail-order bargains.

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 1971 edition below.


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