It sometimes seems America is a country hopelessly divided—by class, by politics, by culture. “60 Minutes” went to a remote place where few have trodden before—Marfa, Texas—for a lesson in artful coexistence. Marfa is in cattle country, the high desert of far West Texas. Like many small towns, it’s come close to extinction.
But today, Marfa lives on, is even thriving: its renaissance spurred by the arrival of a host of young, cutting edge artists. Mixing cowboys and culture might seem like a bad idea, but it’s made Marfa a capital of quirkiness. And it’s produced a harmony as sweet as the country music that fills the air. Morely Safer reports.