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.
Back in July 1966, readers were entertained by a feature article about Hamm’s, a general store in Ramer offering “today’s merchandise in yesterday’s store.” (The store is now closed.) And youngsters were offered $1 if their artwork or poetry was published on Uncle John’s Page.
While our fashions, appliances and recipes have significantly changed since 1958, our mission to entertain, educate and inform our readers has not. Here’s a glimpse of what members 50 years ago saw in The Tennessee Magazine. View the entire July 1966 edition below.