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 May 1971 magazine featured boaters enjoying Pickett State Park in Jamestown. Inside, articles touted the comfort and convenience afforded by electrical appliances, including air conditioners for refreshing relief from the dog days of the approaching summer and fondue pots around which to gather for relaxed, carefree dinner parties.
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 May 1971 edition online below.