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 of the March 1971 magazine featured springtime blooms and leaves in East Tennessee. Inside, members saw how electricity has improved lives by making chores easier and allowing more time for leisure activities and learned how rural folks became homeowners thanks to the Farmers Home Administration loan program.
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 March 1971 edition below.