Monday, November 18

Letters to the Editor

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Historic road across the Plateau

I really enjoy the articles of The Tennessee Magazine, especially the history articles and Miss Connie’s antiques evaluations.

I read the recent article about the old road beds for the first road across the Plateau. Very well written and researched article.

This comment is really for Bill Carey.

Sir: I hope you already know the information I am about to write and are using it. You wrote that so much of the road is disappearing with no marked recognition of it. My cell phone has an app for longitude and latitude of the current site where you are at the time. It would be useful to have the road beds labeled this way and you create an article for history buffs or the Tennessee State Museum or whomever could keep that information for posterity. This is just a suggestion but one I think would be very useful. Good luck in your future writings.

— Donna Plumlee

Editor’s response: Thank you for your letter. We will consider posting GPS coordinates in the future for off-the-beaten-path places the public can visit.


Magazine subscription, please

I would love to send this magazine to my friend in California. How do I do that, and how much is it per year? I enjoy mine so much.

— Jean Boyd, Middle Tennessee EMC


Not receiving the magazine

How can we start getting The Tennessee Magazine in the mail? Everyone around us receives it, but we don’t. Thanks.

— Christy Curtis, Fayetteville Public Utilities

Editor’s response:

The Tennessee Magazine is available to members of Tennessee’s electric cooperatives as part of the membership fee. Occasionally, addresses are accidentally left off the magazine list. You can contact your local office to make sure your address is correct. Gift subscriptions and sub scriptions for readers who are not electric cooperative members are available. The cost is $15 for one year or $30 for three years. Please see the form on page 35 or check our website and choose a subscription at tnmagazine.org/shop.


Contests

I am having my students submit poems for The Tennessee Magazine poetry contest. It is a requirement for them to include the name of their electric cooperative. How will they know which one?

Thanks so much for your timely response in advance,

— Terri Willoughby

Editor’s response: All of our contests are open to anyone—whether a member of an electric cooperative or not. The exception is that electric cooperative employees and their family members cannot enter. Students can find out if their parents are members by asking to whom they pay their electric bills. If it’s an electric cooperative, choose that one when entering. If they are not members, choose “other.”

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