Guns for Garibaldi aired Februrary 18, 1960 marking the 100th anniversary of the Unification of Italy 1860, and is among the only American shows that demonstrated the affairs of Italians in pre Civil War 19th century America. It takes place in a small Western gold mining town of Indian Creek. Giulio Mandati comes to Indian Creek to take over his brother's gold claim. The townspeople had hoped that the gold would be used to pay for a much needed dam. Giulio plans to use the riches to finance Garibaldi's Italian Reunification. General Giuseppe Garibaldi did ask for financing for the movement from sources around the globe, he received not only finances, but volunteers as well and in July 1860 launched his famous 1000 Redshirts volunteers to invade Sicily and conquered the Kingdom of Naples fro King Victor Emanuel.