Sunday, September 19

50 Years Ago – September 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.

The cover of the September 1969 edition featured Duck River Electric employees working on co-op lines from a bucket truck. Inside, readers learned about the Farm and Home Electric Contest at the University of Tennessee for 4-H members and how life-changing electricity provides flameless heat and illuminated work areas.

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 September 1969 edition below.


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