Two teenage girls travel across the U.S. in 1962, during the chaos of the Cuban missile crisis, in search of Eleanor Roosevelt.
They're on the road to adventure
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Did You Know?
The make and model of the car in which the two teenage girls take a joyride cross-country road trip was a blue convertible 1948 Chrysler Windsor. See more
The date of the Denver newspaper Ellie glances at is October 27, 1962. Assuming their departure date was October 22 (as shown on screen), it took them five days to drive roughly 1300 miles, which is only about 260 miles per day. Assuming they're on the road an average of 8 hours per day, that's less than 35 miles per hour. If they were concerned about getting away far enough before their absence was noted, they sure weren't driving like it. See more