Saturday, July 4

50 Years Ago – July 2020

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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 story of the June 1970 magazine detailed how the Ray Barker family renovated a Cannon County farmhouse, preserving its historic charm while adding comforts afforded by modern electrical conveniences. Other articles featured cooking tips for using electric grills and microwave ovens.

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 1970 edition online below.

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