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.
Gracing the cover of the June 1970 edition was a photo of lush Cumberland Gap Historical Park. Inside, an article focused on how springtime tornadoes devastated the service area of an electric cooperative in Middle Tennessee. Then, as today, restoration efforts were highlighted by co-op employee dedication and member patience and cooperation.
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 1970 edition online at www.tnmagazine.org.