Tuesday, July 27

50 Years Ago – October 1970

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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 October 1970 magazine featured Tennessee Valley Authority transmission lines crossing “a colorful rural setting in Middle Tennessee.” Inside, readers learned about all-electric Montgomery Central High School in Montgomery County and found an ad for colorful West Bend electric appliances.

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 1970 edition online below.








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