WAVERLY, Wash. -

Granted, the town of Waverly is very small. It's the second smallest incorporated town in Washington. But what it lacks in population it make up for in history and now the town is trying to save some of that history starting with the Prairie View School.

Tucked away in a quiet corner outside the town of Waverly sits the old Prairie View school house.

"One hundred and nine years old," said Evie Heinvegter Waverly, town historian.

At one time schools like Prairie View dotted the landscape. Back when the population in Waverly reached over 1,000 and children rode horses to school and back.

"Waverly is a small town today but in the early 1900's it was a very, very large booming community with a sugar beet factory," said Heinevegter.

Now the population is just over 100 and Prairie View School is one of the last left standing.

"Three years ago I believe we got it on the historical register," said Heinevegter.

Heinevegter has been trying to move the old school house into town for years.

"We started about six years ago then we couldn't find funding and then some gentleman decided to donate money to the town so that we could move the school and put a new roof on it," said Heinevegter.

That donation actually totaled $45,000 which puts the moving date sometime this week.

"The biggest challenge is being able to keep it together so we can take it down as one and put it up as one," said Bart Ovnicek with Maverick Roofing.

The roof and floor of Prairie View are crumbling and will probably have to be replaced. This particular school has two entrances, one for boys, one for girls, it also has a stage.

"School houses back then were used for dances and community meetings a real gathering place for people right in the area," said Heinevegter.

And of course prairie view used to have a school bell, now believed hidden in a barn somewhere in the area.

"And there's a lot of controversy and talk about where the bell is," said Heinevegter.

Once moved Prairie View will have a new home as a museum.

"Lot of interesting stories could be told by the people who went to school there and lived in this area at that time, for sure," said Ovnicek.

And barring any moving mishaps the old school could record another 100 years on the Palouse.