Sunday, September 19

50 Years Ago – June 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 featured in the June 1969 edition chronicled the history of Fort Loudoun, which had just recently been restored, complete with a new museum and office at the entrance of the grounds. Members also learned how electric lights could keep flowers blooming even if the sun doesn’t shine.

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 June 1969 edition online below.




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