Early Outlaw Career
George was born in West Point, Prince Edward Island, Canada in 1871. He was the second of six children.
He was the son of John and Nancy Ann Currie.
His family moved to Chadron, Nebraska where he started rustling as a young man. He gained the sobriquets "Big nose" & "Flat Nose" and and took up residence at the outlaw hideout Hole-in-the-Wall, Wyoming.
While there, he met Harvey Logan, who adopted his surname and became known as Kid Curry.
The Kid's brothers Lonny and Johnnie Logan, following his example, also adopted Curry as a surname. Kid Curry would go on to become one of the most dangerous and feared gunmen of the Old West.
George Currie formed a gang that included Kid Curry, and was captured with him on June 28, 1897. The gang had held up the Butte County Bank at Belle Fourche, South Dakota earlier in the month. All but one of them (Tom O'Day), whose horse had run away without him) had escaped with the money, but while planning another robbery a posse caught them in Fergus County, Montana and captured Curry, along with the Kid and Walt Putney.
They escaped from Deadwood jail in November by overpowering the jailer.