Sunday, September 19

50 Years Ago – October 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.

In the October 1969 edition, electric cooperative members learned about a growing popularity of pimiento pepper farming in McNairy County, read a humorous take on out-of-date fads and found a “Salute to Senior Citizens” that included a 12-point list from the AARP detailing ways to stay young.

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 October 1969 edition below.


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