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There's been a decent amount of buzz regarding Pinterest -- described, for those who have yet to discover it, as a "content sharing service that

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PHOTOS: 16 Amazing Historical Photos from the New King County Pinterest Page

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There's been a decent amount of buzz regarding Pinterest -- described, for those who have yet to discover it, as a "content sharing service that allows members to 'pin' images, videos and other objects to their pinboard." In layman's terms, this basically means Pinterest is another place on the Internet for people to post cute kitten photos and pictures of what they had for dinner last night. But King County is going above and beyond, and the results are downright cool - at least for history buffs.

Announced earlier this week, the newly launched King County Pinterest page is being utilized to highlight the county's impressive collection of historical photos, all of which are part of the official King County Archives. From collections of SuperSonics and Kingdome photos to archives of bridges, animals and art, the 113 photos currently "pinned" to the King County Pinterest page run the gamut of awesomeness - and are totally worth a gander.

"Our agency has a huge number of items that document the history of our region," says acting county archivist Janette Gomes in a press release announcing the new Pinterest page. "By putting these pieces of King County's past on Pinterest, we're opening our collection to a wider audience. We hope people will help us spread the word and share the items they find most interesting by re-pinning them."

Here's a peek at some of the best.

"Downtown Freddy Brown," Seattle SuperSonics, 1980

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King County Archives

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Traffic on Evergreen Floating Bridge, Lake Washington, circa 1994

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King County Archives

Astroland Playground, White Center, circa 1965

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King County Archives

Sports fans, Kingdome parking lot, circa 1978

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King County Archives

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Clint Eastwood, lifeguard training, Sammamish, 1953

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King County Archives

Public health education, circa 1951

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King County Archives

Ear, nose and throat physician with child, circa 1961

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King County Archives

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Doctors and patient in jail hospital, circa 1940

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King County Archives

Pier with water slide and diving board, Juanita Bay Park, Lake Washington, Kirkland, circa 1957

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King County Archives

Snooseville, 100 Block, Elliott W, Seattle, 1933

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King County Archives

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Baseball All-Star Game, Kingdome, 1979

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King County Archives

Paul Bunyan's birthday cake, 1962

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King County Archives

Dog show, Richmond Highlands, circa 1953

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King County Archives

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Baker at bread rack, Food Circus, Seattle Worlds Fair, 1962

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King County Archives

Yesler and Prefontaine Buildings, Seattle, circa 1960

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King County Archives

King County Courthouse construction, circa 1930

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King County Archives

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