Thursday, December 12

50 Years Ago – July 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 co-ops, showcasing the wonders of electric service and highlighting the special events around the state.

The cover story in the July 1969 edition featured a Rogersville stage production called “Davy Crockett” about the famous frontiersman. Co-op members also learned about rural electric cooperatives in faraway Alaska and were told that electric grills are “the keys to good outdoor living.”

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 July 1969 edition online below.

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