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A community in southeast Conception Bay at the mouth of the Manuels River, on the banks of which is an important fossil bed (see PALEONTOLOGY). Since 1971 Manuels has been a part of the Local Improvement District (later the town) of Conception Bay South. There are several traditions concerning the origin of the name. One is that the name is a corruption of man o' war -- from a deserting sailor who took refuge in the area. It has also been suggested that Manuels River was named by the explorer Gaspar Corte-Real, after his patron, King Manuel of Portugal.



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